Parents are responsible for what, when and where their children eat. Parents should ensure the nutritious food is available at regular intervals whether the child is at home or away. Children can decide how much they want to eat, but a variety of healthy foods should be there to choose from.
Build healthy eating habits You cannot always monitor what your child is eating, especially, when he goes to school. What you can do is be a good role model, practicing what you preach. Eating habits formed in early childhood can last a lifetime. Good eating habits do not 'happen'. They must be learned.
When you give your child a variety of nutritious food options and limit their access to low nutrient foods, you help them learn to make nutritionally sound food choices.
A day or a week of poor food choices may not significantly affect your child's health, but eating unhealthy for a long time may result in overweight, malnutrition or stunned growth.
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