Involve the whole family
Children can help set the table or even share a story about the day. Working together as a family can help children feel good about food. Try these easy steps for family mealtime:
Make at home
- Try to bake, broil, steam or microwave instead of frying.
- Make your own salad dressings with vegetable oil and vinegar instead of using high-fat creamy dressings (three parts oil to one part vinegar).
- Make quesadillas with whole wheat tortillas, sliced veggies and reduced-fat cheese.
On the go
Food is best when shared with those you love!
You can talk and laugh together over any meal. Below are five ways to enjoy food with your family:
You might not always have the whole family together at once, but shared mealtimes can bring your family closer. Your together time can help encourage your children to make healthy choices now and as they grow.