Healthy Eating Habits For The Whole Family. By: Laura Burk MPH, RD, LDN Personal Trainer firstname.lastname@example.org. Inability to manage our own eating habits makes us over manage our children ’ s eating habits. How Do You Eat???. 3 Types of Nutrition Attitudes.
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By: Laura Burk MPH, RD, LDN
Intense, careful, and committed
Failing, and feeling bad about it
Couldn’t care less about nutrition
Variety- Eat a lot of different types of foods
Even the foods you do not like
Moderation- try not to eat as much as you are hungry for
Balance-put together meals you would rather not eat
Meals are chores for adults
Children only eat what tastes good for them
Your child’s eating attitudes and behaviors are more important than what he/she actually eats on any given day. If his/her attitudes and behaviors are healthy, he/she will eat well and get the nutrition he needs.
Going to the table hungry and eating until satisfied.
Choose foods you like and know when to stop eating it.
Give thought to your food selection for health.
Permission to eat regardless of your mood.
Includes meals and snacks.
Consumes one important area of your life.
Likes to eat and feels good about eating
Interested in food and takes charge of eating
Experiment with new foods
Knows how much to eat
Good table manners
Children gradually master foods that their parents eat by the age of 6
Age 12 they will have your eating habits
Children need structure, limits, and room to explore
Meals should contain both
Protein, starch, vegetable, bread, and calcium
Familiar food with challenging foods
10-20 tastes before a child will like it
1500 –2500 calories
1500 milligrams of sodium
25 grams of fiber
1300 milligrams of calcium
600 international units of Vitamin D
Sugar in moderation
Preparation should include the kids
Same food and meals for all at the table
More than one meal creates a picky eater
Children are born with the will to survive and the drive to eat
Blueprints for height and weight
Our kids learn from us, but we should learn more from our kids
No good and bads, right or wrongs…only what is best for you and your family
Children will learn to be a healthy eater
bite by bite,
food by food,
meal by meal
Parents are responsible to what, where and when to eat;
Children are responsible for how much and whether to eat or not