In honor of September being National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, CHC wants to share some helpful tips for parents.
A healthy diet helps children get the nutrients for ideal growth, development, and proper weight. A balanced diet consists of colorful fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat or fat-free dairy, and lean proteins.
In 2017, only 2 percent of high school students ate enough vegetables, and only 7% consumed enough fruits.
We eat first with our eyes, so have some fun. Try to avoid drab, boring, and beige-colored plates and spice things up with different colors. Meals lacking colors also lack good nutrition.
Help your kids eat the rainbow: make half of their plate fruits and vegetables for optimal health. CHC provides nutritional health counseling services for families – for information, contact your nearest clinic today.