Eat, Think, and Stay Healthy – For Parents and Kids - 24Seven Wellness & Living

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Getting your kids to eat healthy foods can sometimes seem like a never-ending battle between parent and child. In general, children would much prefer to eat chocolate and sweets than carrots and lettuce, and at such a young age, they don’t fully understand the health benefits of eating fruit and vegetables. Healthy foods seem boring to young children, and unless you show them otherwise, their opinion isn’t likely to change any time soon. Here are some top tips to get your kids eating healthier foods so that they become fit, strong and full of life.

Children love having fun, and if you can turn dinnertime into playtime, your kids will definitely look forward to it. Of course, you don’t need to let them make a mess all over the kitchen, but you can come up with creative ideas to make eating fruit and vegetables seem like a lot of fun. Your kids may be getting sick of the usual foods, so why not experiment and try out some different ones? Next time you go shopping, buy a few fruits and vegetables that you wouldn’t normally buy. Even better, take the kids with you and ask them what they would like to try. They will tell you what they think looks interesting and will be so excited to try it out for dinner! You can buy lots of fun foods, such as slices of ham and other meats in the shape of teddy bears and animals.

Never reward with sweets, this is one mistake all parents do, just because kids like sweets doesn’t mean you reward them if they do what they’ve been told to do because the end result would get them a sweet. They wouldn’t understand the meaning behind the deed. Instead, for emotional and intellectual growth the children must be appreciated wholeheartedly, for children the need of appreciation should be more than that of receiving prizes or rewards. That would help them realize the value of their deeds, which is definitely worth more than just sweets, and also help them rise above normal intellect, to have a better outlook and stability.

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Dr. Atif writes health articles for body pain tips. His articles have appeared in a number of e-zine sites, including EzineArticles, ArticlesBase and HubPages. Learn more about how Dr.Atif’s health articles by visiting his blog at

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