Every day we learn more about the importance of nutrition in the health of children, both now and as they become adults. And every day, many parents find themselves begging, bartering and bewildered in the face of getting their kids to eat healthy food.
Childhood is the time to learn healthy habits to last a lifetime. Healthy eating helps your child feel better, be at a healthy weight, and even perform better in school and sports.
Here are some tips that can help:
As a doctor and mom, I know some of this is easier said than done. But stay with it. Good habits happen over time, and once your children are adults, they will be grateful that you instilled healthy habits while they were young.
Dr. Karim is currently accepting patients—ages birth through 17—at her practice at Deaconess Clinic Boonville.
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