How to Help Your Child Break Their Bad Eating Habits

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(HealthDay News) -- If your child tends to prefer junk food over healthier fare, there are ways to break the habit.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics advises:

  • Don't overdo restricting favored treats, as this can trigger over-indulging.
  • If there's a food you want your child to avoid, don't keep it in the home.
  • Have plenty of healthier food options available, such as fruit and vegetables.
  • Continue offering healthier foods to your child; eventually, he or she may ask for them. Reward and praise your child for trying something new.

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Published: September 2015

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