Establishing Healthy Eating Habits with your Child

September 21, 2015

Eating habits are established early in life and form the eating behaviours that children carry forward into adolescent and adult years. It is never too early to start helping your child understand that healthy eating is part of normal healthy lifestyle.

Positive role modelling as parents is very powerful, as children learn by copying behaviours. Eating as a family can be fun and enjoyable as well as providing a platform for demonstrating the eating habits you wish your child to adopt, and for them to learn what the expectations are at mealtimes and where the boundaries lie. Some helpful hints for encouraging good eating habits are:

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