Many New Year’s resolutions revolve around healthy living. Our own Executive Director of Food and Nutrition Services has four tips to get kids to eat healthily. Cobb’s Emily Hanlin talked to a reporter with FOX 5’s Good Day Atlanta about things parents can easily do at home.
According to Hanlin, one of the most important things parents can do is to get their kids involved.
Here are more healthy eating tips from Food and Nutrition Services:
- Create a food kaleidoscope – Children commonly eat with their eyes, if it looks colorful and bright, they are more likely to give it a try.
- Dip it or dunk it – Offer low-fat dressings, yogurts, or hummus to make it fun to eat raw fruits and veggies.
- Encourage kids to be food explorers – Provide opportunities for children to sample small portions of new types of food
- Get their taste buds travel – Provide a variety of foods from different cultures and cuisines for all members of the family to try.