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If you want your kids to eat healthy, you need to set a good example by eating healthy yourself. Children tend to imitate their parents, so make sure they see you eating and enjoying healthy foods. As a toddler, my daughter was constantly wanting a bite of my salad. Since a lettuce salad is not something you generally eat with your fingers, it was not part of the food I put on her plate. She naturally assumed it was something I liked, and therefore decided she would like it too. Take advantage of the tendency humans have to want to do what they are not supposed to do. If they think it is a special treat, they will want it.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|