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Healthy eating choices for the holiday

My children are home for the long holidays and are eating more than ever. What are some of the healthy choices that I can have available for them?


It is never easy to get children to eat the healthy choices but here are some suggestions that can help you through the July/August vacation.
Have healthy food and snack options available in the kitchen

Water, water and more water!  Forget the juice! Fresh fruit always better than juice

When going out for fast food, stay away from the fried chicken and chips or pizza, which are all loaded with fat. Try the healthier choices like Rotisserie or barbeque chicken, and share the sides among you.

Keep fruits available. Always have a supply of fruits available in the fridge, cut up and ready to eat. Low fat yogurt is great as a topping.

Limit snacks that have excess fat. Pretzels and popcorn are a wiser choice than potato chips, and baked chips are better than fried ones.

And finally, remember children will do what they see parents doing, so parents be a good food role model

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