What are some ideas to get my kids to eat more healthy food and lest junk food?

Joanne - posted on 11/04/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




I have 3 children 15, 10, and 8 I would like some ideas on how to get them to eat more healthy food and lest junk food. I was 100 lbs over weight and have lost 40 lbs I don't want them to have the same problems of not living a healthy lifestyle as I have.



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Cmoline32 - posted on 11/05/2012




I agree....limit the junk food you are buying first...Then, take them shopping with you. Let them pick out the good foods that they want to try. Let them help you find recipes/cook/prepare the food. Salads, fruit salads, etc. Also, start a garden in your back yard or window. If they are involved in growing and picking the food, they will be more interested in eating it!

I was a 3rd grade teacher and we did a garden unit with our students. They loved planting the seeds, watching the plants grow, and they (almost) all were excited to each what they had grown in salads, etc. Many of them were willing to eat foods they had never tried before and they said they would ask their parents to buy them at the store.

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