Healthy Eating Tips

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 Children feel and learn better when they get the right nutrition. 

It is important to develop healthy attitudes and practices toward food at an early age. At three-years-old, children are beginning to develop preferences toward types of food and eating habits. By creating a healthy meal environment, you can guide those preferences in positive directions. Encourage your child to try new things, but honor strong preferences. Turn off the television and eat together as a family. Make it an enjoyable, positive experience to encourage healthy associations with meals and food.

During the preschool years, your child should eat age-appropriate portions of the same foods as the rest of the family. Offer a wide range of foods and cuisines to encourage developing tastes. Limit processed and sugary foods. Teach table manners and create a calm, regular environment for meals.

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