With a growing number of children on the fence about how much they should spend on their favourite foods, the question of how much food they should be buying is at the forefront of parents’ minds.
In a series of recent interviews, we’ve asked families to explore the idea of a healthy diet.
The results are often fascinating and eye-opening.
We’ve also learnt a lot about parents’ motivations for doing their best to meet their children’s dietary needs.
Some families choose to follow a healthier, organic diet, while others opt for a traditional or traditionalist diet.
We also spoke to experts who have been tracking these trends for years.
The good news is, we have some great tips on how to stay on track with your kids’ diet.
Here are the five tips you should keep in mind: 1.
Eat more fruit, vegetables and whole grains.
The Canadian government has suggested that children should eat around 25 per cent of their calories from fruits and vegetables.
This is a great guideline, but it’s not always easy to get to.
Some of our readers have noted that when they do eat these foods, they often find that they don’t feel full or full of nutrients.
So while eating a larger portion of fruits and veggies is great for them, they’ll need to eat more protein, fats and whole-grain cereals.
Limit the amount of processed foods you buy.
It’s been shown that many of the processed foods found in grocery stores and other food outlets come with health risks, such as added sugars, trans fats and salt.
So if you’re not eating your favorite fast food or fast-food-inspired products, don’t buy those items.
Instead, avoid products with high sugar content or fat content.
If you do eat a lot of processed or refined foods, try to cut back on the type of food you buy and try to eat fewer processed foods.
If it doesn’t work, you can always eat a healthier meal, such a rice-and-potatoes meal or a vegan breakfast.
Eat lots of fresh fruits and fresh vegetables.
These fruits and vegetable are packed with vitamins, minerals and protein, so it’s important to eat plenty of them.
Plus, they’re loaded with fiber and healthy fats.
For example, a bowl of chopped cucumber or an avocado is loaded with antioxidants, which is great if you have low blood sugar levels.
And while you can get vitamin C in many fresh fruits, it’s best to try to get a vitamin B12 supplement instead.
Make your own foods.
You don’t have to eat a whole bag of food to make your own food.
Try cooking your own produce or making your own salad.
If your children aren’t eating too much food, you might want to limit their daily intake.
They might be able to consume small amounts of meat, poultry or dairy products but be careful not to overdo it. 5.
Start a daily diary.
This simple step can make a huge difference in your children’s diet.
You can start a daily journal that will record everything that you eat.
You’ll also have a food diary that you can use to track how much your kids are eating.
Some children are so hungry that they have trouble keeping a diary of what they eat.
This can be a good time to start a diary.
Some parents even have the option of recording the calories they eat by adding them to a food log.
For more tips on getting started, read our post about creating a food journal.
If the food diary doesn’t come easily to you, consider taking it to a parent-teacher conference.
This type of program is a good place to start to get more involved with the nutrition and dieting aspects of the family.