Want to introduce healthy eating to your teenager? Because of a newfound sense of independence, a developing personality, and new experiences at school and among friends, getting to know your teen can prove to be a challenging task, and getting them to eat the right foods can be even harder.
We're here to help! Understanding their mindset and the environment in which they find themselves can help you better grasp their situation - and what it might take to get them to eat right!
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Most importantly, set a good example. If you enjoy healthy foods at home, your teen is more likely to accept new flavors and enjoy those foods with you. Not having certain packaged foods in the house, things like chips, cookies and microwave breakfast pastries, can also help keep your kid from developing a dependence on sugar and its accompanying unhealthy habits.