How can you help improve your kids’ nutrition?

The problem of childhood nutrition can seem overwhelming, especially if you’re a parent trying to make healthier choices for yourself and your family. Where to begin?

Start with some simple basics.

  • Choose whole, minimally processed foods. Avoid processed foods that are specifically marketed to kids.
  • Incorporate vegetables and fruits into kids’ daily diet.
  • Supplement with vitamins and minerals if needed, but try to get nutrients from a varied, whole-foods diet first.
  • Help kids regulate their appetite and hunger cues with whole foods and mindful eating.
  • Take the lead. You’re the parent.
  • Adopt healthy habits yourself, so that kids have a role model for their own behavior.