how do u get ur kids off junk food and eating supper food?


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Bobby Jo - posted on 12/07/2009




My kids are 16, 10 & 2 and they all know that dinner comes first. And before dinner, they come home from school get a small snack & so does my little one, and that it till dinner.

Dina - posted on 12/07/2009




Limit the amount of junk food in your house. Remember you're the parent, your kids will eat what you give them, so if you don't give them the option then you won't have a battle. "Junk" should be used as a treat not as a regular part of their diet. My advice to you would be first of all don't buy it. Secondly don't offer it.

Parvathy - posted on 12/07/2009




dont buy junk food, dont eat junk food! easy to say not as easy to do..however with consistency it is definitely doable. try cooking ahead so you are not tempted to stop by fast food restaurants on your way home. setting an example makes all the difference, but at the same time also have "fun days" where small portions of junk food can be enjoyed!

Kelly - posted on 12/04/2009




oh i forgot watch the fruit juice you buy i know you hear its good for them it has fruit in it but my oldest boy dylan he is 6 now he had to have 5400.00 worth of dental work done cuz his teeth were bad i didnt know why i didnt give them pop or sweets dylans pediactric dentist said that juice is more harmful cuz everytime they take a sip more of the natural sugars sit on their teeth and eat away at them he said diet pop or something with 0 carbs and sugar is better than juice

Kelly - posted on 12/04/2009




take it all out of your house replace it with fruit veggies and healthy snacks i honestly never had a problem with junk food my children will pick fresh fruits over a candy bar and that includes my 2 year old when you make dinner make sure you have a meat veggie and fruit and pretty soon they get use to it if they try and fight you tell them they cant get up till they eat now put in mind that if they still wont eat and has been there for 15 20 minutes tell them thats fine you had your chance to eat dinner guess your not hungry no snack for you and later i promise they will come crying mommy im hungry thats when you go to the fridge or cupboard and grab some fruit and some cheese and crackers make a plate and tell them this is what you get you can eat it or go with out. No its not childabuse to let your child miss one meal cuz i 80% sure that when you make the next meal they will eat have a balance meal with meat fruit and veggies and light snack between lunch and dinner like cheese and crackers or a fruit snack and again right before bed after their bath i had to start make sure that my oldest was getting enough nutrition at the age of 4 cuz she was adhd and her meds stopped her from gaining weight she was a size 6 for 3 years honestly so when the others were born thats just what they were use to getting

Natasha - posted on 12/04/2009




Jessica Steinfelds Recipe book..."Deseptively Delisious" make chocolate brownies with beetroot, pancakes with coliflower...etc. Have a look at it it is great...I got it and I love it

Mariah - posted on 12/04/2009




I have never really allowed my kids to eat the stuff. Even for trick or treat time, we put the candy up and only allow one or two pieces a day. Within a couple of days they forget its even there. We do not keep any junk food around the house either (except when I do the occasional baking). The only pop we have here is Sprite Zero and that is looked upon for them as a special treat. So what it comes down to stop buying it and set a good example about what to eat and your children will follow.

Becky - posted on 12/04/2009




make healthy food that "looks" like junkfood. celery with pb on it, make your own trail mix of cheerios, raisons, those gerber yogurt melts, etc. my 2 year old loves things like that. and he is bad about sitting to eat a dinner type thing. i also find anything finger food helps, and that gogurt stuff, string cheese, stuff to eat on the go. alittle more expensive but you can get creative to cut the cost.

Krista - posted on 12/04/2009




Getting children off junk food is quite easy, you stop offering it and stop making it available to them. They'll surely protest, but that's the price you have to pay.

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I can't eat what isn't in the pantry so I don't buy a lot of junk food. My son isn't allowed any snacks after 3:30. That way he is hungry for dinner. Maybe you could reward your children with dessert if (and only if) they finish their dinner.

Brittany - posted on 12/04/2009




When I was younger my mom always told me that I had to eat what was on my plate or I don't get anything to eat that night. Just don't allow them to eat the junk food and they will have to eat dinner.

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