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How can I get my children to eat the healthy foods I give them?

How can I get my children to eat the healthy foods I give them?

Offer frequently: Offer the foods frequently-familiarity with foods increases the liklihood that he will eat them. Don't insist that they eat a portion, but encourage ' a bite to be polite'. Don't allow frequent snacking or drinking-this can fill a child up; don't serve alternative meals to picky eaters. Family members should eat what is served, missing a meal is not catastrophic-unless doctor says so. ...Read more

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How can I encourage my child to eat a variety of healthy foods?

How can I encourage my child to eat a variety of healthy foods?

Keep tyring!: All you can do is make the foods available and model good eating habits. Different textures, colors, etc. Make food more appealing. Also, allow your child to experience the food in different ways - ex: raw, cooked, frozen even. Pairing unfamilar foods with foods they already like can help. Also, dips are a great way for kids to try new foods. ...Read more

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What can I do if my child does not like to eat healthy foods?

Eliminate the junk: Kids will often decide to eat what they can get away with & seldom can a parent really win a food fight. That said, if all the thoughtful adults in the house agree, you can eliminate all the snack foods from the house & only keep foods you approve of available.U don't state the age of the kid, but they all play on your fear they will suffer if u don't give in. ...Read more

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How do I get my child to eat healthy foods with less salt and oil?

How do I get my child to eat healthy foods with less salt and oil?

Dont offer: You are actually in control of your childs diet. If you use less salt and buy food less in fats and oils your child can not eat them. In this way you will shape his/her eating habits into healthy eating. ...Read more

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How can I feed children healthy foods on the go?

How can I feed children healthy foods on the go?

Plan ahead: Plan meals a day in advance. Grab fruits & vegetables that can travel (mini carrots, celery, oranges, apples, bananas). Nuts and nut butters come in individual serving size packages that travel well and are easy to keep on hand or in car. Have a good supply of healthy snacks such as granola bars or other meal bars that your kids enjoy. Be sure to read nutritional labels and select wisely. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the typical healthy foods to eat for a diet?

Can you tell me the typical healthy foods to eat for a diet?

For a healthy diet,: Check out www.Drmcdougall.Com. He cites lots of research evidence for a low-fat, starch-based diet for good health, including weight loss. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the typical healthy foods i can eat on my diet?

Can you tell me the typical healthy foods i can eat on my diet?

Be more specific: What kind of diet are you on? In general, staying away from pre packed foods, eating whole foods, gluten free if applicable are some of the right choices. ...Read more

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What types of food should you eat a day? Healthy foods? Examples? Percentages of each category?

What types of food should you eat a day? Healthy foods? Examples?  Percentages of each category?

Mediterranean diet: Mediterranean diet has most research behind suggestive of benefit. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/mediterranean-diet/cl00011 for basic info. Don't forget regular exercise as part of getting & staying healthy. ...Read more

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If I eat the same 3 healthy foods daily 4 a wk.Then try 3 differnt ones the next.And keep changing it that way every wk.Would that help? Cant buy much

If I eat the same 3 healthy foods daily 4 a wk.Then try 3 differnt ones the next.And keep changing it that way every wk.Would that help? Cant buy much

Healthy? Help What? : What is your definition of healthy foods? By who's criteria? I know of no foods which are promoted as not healthy; there is lots of promotion; not lots of honesty/reliable science in either the food or supplement industry. Buyer beware always applies. On the 2nd issue, help what? What is your goal? What are you asking about? Will attempt to help but cannot offer much from question as stated. ...Read more

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What are some great, delicious and healthy foods to eat?

What are some great, delicious and healthy foods to eat?

Whole foods: Avoid prepackaged foods, try to go for whole foods ( usually in the periphery of the supermarket ). Hope you have a wonderful culinary experience. ...Read more

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What are some healthy foods to eat if you have a hypithyroid?

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What are some healthy foods to eat if you have a hypithyroid?

No specifics: There is no specific diet if you are hypothyroid. Most important is to make sure you take your medicine correctly: on empty stomach, at least 30 min before eating or taking any other meds ( including calcium supplements). Synthroid (thyroxine) absorption would be decreased by food consumption or other meds taken together. ...Read more

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What are some healthy foods for a three year old child?

Same as adult: Good well rounded "god-made" food and no "junk". ...Read more

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What's a list of healthy foods to eat when i'm on a diet?

See below: Any fresh fruit, any fresh vegetable, any legume or bean, any whole grain that isnt processed. Lean cuts of meat, chicken and turkey without the skin. Eggs and low fat dairy products. Healthy fish include salmon, fresh tuna, mackerel, and sardines. Nuts ( unsalted) are also healthy. ...Read more

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What are some healthy foods to eat to promote a positive lifestyle?

Aim for at least 5: Servings of vegetables and at least 4 servings of fruit per day. Make it a goal to eat fresh, organic produce of varied colors. All of these different colored foods carry varied enzymes. ...Read more

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Please tell me what sort of healthy foods should I eat to avoid taking prenatal while ttc?

Please tell me what sort of healthy foods should I eat to avoid taking prenatal while ttc?

47 and TTC: You should find a prenatal supplement that works. You will need more folic acid than you would normally receive in your diet. At 47, you will likely need donor eggs or donor embryos if you wish to be successful, so I'd be sure to ask your own physician based on your medical history what might be recommended. Anyone trying to conceive should avoid processed carbs, limit saturated and trans fat. ...Read more

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How can I eat a little healthier if i don't like a lot of healthy foods? I hate most vegetables and it's nearly impossible to find recipes i'll eat.

How can I eat a little healthier if i don't like a lot of healthy foods? I hate most vegetables and it's nearly impossible to find recipes i'll eat.

Cook: The good way to start enjoying unliked types of food is to try cook meals yourself. You will appreciate and enjoy your own meals and will get better with experience. ...Read more

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