- Research shows that if you eat together as a family, it helps children eat less junk food and more fruits and vegetables.
- Replace white stuff with the brown stuff…brown rice, whole wheat bread (without corn syrup as an ingredient), whole wheat pasta.
- Read the ingredient labels on food packages and choose foods with “whole” in the grain or flour name of the first 3 ingredients.
- Add a green vegetable to dinner every night.
- Snack right by eating an apple, banana, or strawberries at snack time.
- Select fruits with more potassium, such as bananas, prunes, dried apricots, cantaloupe and honeydew melon.
- Avoid the trans fats by checking the nutrition facts label before you buy it.
- Plan your menu for a week and stick to it!
- Resign from the “clean plate club.” When you’ve eaten enough, leave the rest.
- Don’t skip meals. You become hungrier and drift towards bad carbohydrates.
- Wake up early enough to cook yourself breakfast.
- Ask for a half-order of a healthier regular item, or share your entree.
- Implement the same healthy diet (rich in fruits, vegetables and grains) for your entire family, not just for select individuals