11 Tips for Happy and Healthy Eating

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Ask any parent what their biggest battle is with their children and they will likely say getting them to eat their fruits and veggies. With school back in session, it can sometimes be hard to monitor how much of the packed lunch your kids actually ate. Here are a few tips and ideas to get them to eat all of the fruits and veggies you pack for them.
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Preventing Food Jags: What’s a Parent to Do?

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These kids are stuck in food jag, eating a very limited number of foods and strongly refusing all others. It creates havoc not only from a nutritional standpoint, but from a social aspect too.
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Exposing Your Kids to New Foods

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Small steps in the right direction are sometimes less obvious—such as a lick of sushi.
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Should my child become a vegetarian?

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Your child must learn that a steady diet of pizza, pasta, mozzarella sticks, and bagels does not constitute a “healthy” vegetarian diet.
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Looking for Lunch Ideas?

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When meal prepping, be sure to include a carbohydrate, a protein, and a fat at lunch time (or any meal time) to help ensure that your child is adequately fed, evenly energized throughout the day, and without a blood sugar roller coaster.
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Dessert as a Reward?

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I’m all about dessert, especially homemade, but not with “reward” attached to it. Rewards for good behavior, school grades, etc. should not be linked to food.
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Back-To-School Pancakes

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We love to make pancakes for breakfast on the weekends in our house. The kids each have their roles in the preparation and we get to sit down and enjoy a leisurely breakfast together.
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