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  • Choose healthy food when you go shopping. That will make it so much easier to make healthier choices when you are at home looking for something to eat.
  • Eat a variety of nutritious foods every day. That means more fruit and veggies. Reduce the amount of fatty, salty, sugary, and processed foods.
  • Drink a lot of water. Avoid sugary drinks. Many times, they are high in calories and low in nutritional value.
  • Provide a substantial nutritious snack for your children to tide them over until dinner. This will help them to avoid nibbling or grazing and getting too full for dinner. Soup or a sandwich are great options.
  • Fruit is a great healthy snack. Find a local farmer whom you trust and choose apples and other seasonal fruit.
  • Get your kids involved in what they eat. Give them a range of healthy choices for their lunch box and after-school snacks.
  • Mindless eating can lead to overeating. Sit down, turn off the TV and eat together as a family.
  • Learn to use fresh ingredients and cook good basic meals from scratch.
  • Portion control – that’s the name of the game. Watch your portion sizes and don’t give children too much on their plate.
  • Make trying new foods fun with your children in order to get them to eat a variety of food.
  • Make healthy food choices the norm. But don’t stress out over eating healthily. There is nothing wrong with the occasional biscuit or pizza.
  • Get exercise for at lease 30 minutes each day. That could mean a variety of activities – walking in the park one day, or cycling or jogging the next. Mix it up to keep it interesting.
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