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30 Tips to Help Your Family Eat Better

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Try one of these tips each day for a month to help your family take a step-by-step approach to eating healthier.

  1. Make it fun for kids to try new fruits and vegetables. Have them pick out a new fruit or vegetable in the grocery store each week. Plan together how to prepare it in a healthy way.
  2. Include whole grains in your family’s eating plan. When grocery shopping for bread, rice, pasta, cereal, cracker and more, choose the whole-grain options. Look for “whole grain” to be the first ingredient on the ingredient list.
  3. Choose healthy “good” fats. Use nontropical liquid vegetable oils, such as canola, corn, olive, safflower, sesame and sunflower, in place of butter and other solid fats to minimize saturated fat and avoid trans fat.
  4. Be a good role model. It’s hard to expect your kids to eat their vegetables if you’re not eating yours. Teach your kids and show by example what healthy foods are and how much we should be eating to keep our bodies healthy.

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