Nutrition Tips for Healthy Children

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Evergreen Children’s Clinic offers some simple tips to promote healthier children

Puyallup Pediatrician

Puyallup Pediatrician

Evergreen Children’s Clinic has been practicing pediatric medicine in Puyallup for quite some time now and they understand that healthy eating habits start young. As a parent there is direct influence on a child’s future eating habits therefore exposing them as soon as possible to healthy food such as fruits and vegetable will promote a lifetime of healthy lifestyles. Here are a few guidelines that will help any parent get started.

1.    Exposing children as young as possible to healthy buying behavior by taking them to the store or local markets will help them understand where the food comes from and will create a deeper connection to the product.

2.    It is important to be a good role model, babies and young children learn by observing behavior around them. If parents speak highly of healthy food options and consume more of these foods than the children will understand this as the encouraged behavior.

3.    Promote drinking water versus juice on a regular basis. Water helps promote healthier bodies, this will aid in digestion and helps move nutrients throughout the body and cleanse toxins.

These simple tips will help encourage children to enjoy a lifetime of healthy nutritional habits. The impact parents have on a child’s behavior will last a lifetime, starting them as young as possible will be beneficial to their long term health. There are many more day to day habits that might be helpful and encourage this so don’t be afraid to ask a local pediatrician for ideas.

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Evergreen Children’s Clinic is a full service pediatrician providing children with the most up-to-date and family-friendly medical care. They are committed to helping families locate the best information available about children's health, well-being, preventative care, safety and parenting.

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