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There are many ways to establish healthy eating habits in young children. The earlier you start the better! Young kids are great copycats. If they see you eating healthy foods, they'll want to copy you. Related activities in and out of the kitchen can get kids to eat healthy while offering great learning opportunities. For example, cooking with kids helps build math and listening skills. And, you can turn a trip to the grocery store into a literacy adventure. Chew on more healthy eating ideas below.

Overcoming Picky Eating

It is normal for children between the ages of 2 and 5 to resist eating new foods. But even the pickiest eaters will eat a balanced diet if parents make healthy foods available to them. Here are some ways to make nutritious foods favorite choices.

Cooking with Kids

A family cooking.
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Following directions. Practicing math. Reading labels. These are just some of the learning opportunities that kids can engage in when helping out in the kitchen. So, the next time you’re preparing a meal, ask your kids to join in.

Healthy Eating Tips for Your Family

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Getting your family to eat healthy may seem like a challenge, but it doesn't have to be. With a little planning and effort, good nutritional habits can become part of your family's daily routine. Here are five tips to help you get started.

Supermarket Explorer

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Who says grocery shopping with kids has to be a hassle? We've got ways to entertain them, while boosting their reading and math skills. Take along these engaging activities the next time you and your child go shopping:

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