Children learn by example from their parents. Good nutrition during childhood develops good eating habits as an adult and children depend upon adults to make smart food choices for them.  Introduce fresh fruits and vegetables early. Filling our children’s plates with mostly fried foods, canned vegetables, sodas and junk food could cause clogged arteries, obesity and childhood diabetes. Educate your children about the value of eating more fresh fruits and vegetables through making eating fun.  When you go shopping, teach your children the names of all the fruits and vegetables and make it a game to see how many they can remember. For snacks, cut up fresh fruits and veggies in various shapes and let your children make funny faces.  Your children will love making and eating them. Make a smoothie with some of the same fruits and vegetables.

Don’t forget to participate in our 20/20 Healthy Eating 2018 Campaign that extends through March.