Get­ting kids to eat healthily

Central Otago Mirror - - COMMUNITY COOKBOOK - My chil­dren are start­ing to be­come more in­ter­ested in health and nu­tri­tion. I’m not sure if this is through school or their own in­ter­est. What are some good habits we can start as a fam­ily to pro­mote a good re­la­tion­ship with food? Thanks, Les­ley

That’s re­ally lovely to hear! Here are a few habits that are easy to in­cor­po­rate into ev­ery­day life. or other elec­tronic de­vices. So­cially it’s a nice time to catch up and dis­cuss things that you may oth­er­wise not get a chance to.

Lastly, if we’re dis­tracted while eat­ing we can miss the signs our body gives us to in­di­cate it’s sat­is­fied and doesn’t need more food, it is very im­por­tant that chil­dren be­gin to es­tab­lish this con­nec­tion. Stud­ies have shown that we eat more when we are watch­ing TV.

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