3 Simple Ways for Kids to Eat Healthier

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All parents want their children to eat a healthy diet, but what exactly does that mean? In the spirit of National Nutrition Month, here are some tips and tricks to help you make the right choices for your child’s meals.

1) Avoid sugar-sweetened beverages, including juice.
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While juice appears to be healthy (it comes from fruit, right?), it’s actually full of sugar. Unlike fruit, which contains plenty of fiber to help satisfy their appetite, juice provides calories without filling children up, leaving them still hungry to consume additional calories. Other sugar-sweetened beverages, like soda, lemonade, and sweet teas also provide empty calories that do not contribute to your child’s nutrition. Instead, give your child water to drink throughout the day and provide fresh fruit as a healthy snack!