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Healthier choices for children

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YAKIMA, Wash. -

Yakima, WA - With busy live styles our diet can be something we often forget about. We'll grab things that are quick and on the go. 
 

Small dietary changes can be beneficial for both your health and your child's health.  


According to a clinical dietitian, the best thing a parent can do for their children is model a clean diet. 


Children will often watch and learn from their parents habits. Having fruits and vegetables cut and washed, available at eye level for children can be beneficial.
Kids will likely grab foods that don't need much preparation. 


The most important thing to do, is not force kids into eating healthy instead make them feel like it's their choice.


"Involving them in the choices, taking them to the farmers market,taking them to the grocery stores. Looking at the different textures and colors involving them in the choices and then finding ways it's prepared that they might like," said Katie Wolff, Clinical Dietitian Manager at Virginia Mason Memorial. 

Portion sizes are also a huge contributor in a healthier diet. 

While must people have busy schedules, planning ahead for busy days will help you stay on track. 


 

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