10 Things Your Kids Need to Know About Food

It’s not just about a glass of milk with dinner and eating leafy greens


Teaching your children the importance of a healthy diet will help them make healthy choices in and out of the house.

The best time to start teaching children about healthy food is from the moment they can start eating real food. Introducing them at a young age to whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains will set them up for success down the line.

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If your child is a picky eater, convincing him or her to like healthy foods can be a challenge. The best thing you can do is set a good example and keep trying. If you involve your child in your trips to the grocery store and your cooking at home, he or she will feel like part of the process. You can teach them important things, such as why certain foods give them energy and help them stay focused in school. You can also teach them why eating cookies and junk food all the time will leave them with no energy, but maybe with a stomach ache instead. Here are 10 important lessons to teach your children about food: