Eating – Role Modeling Healthy Eating Habits To Baby

Role Modeling Healthy Eating Habits To Your Baby
Teaching healthy eating to your kids, just like any other lesson in life, starts with you being a role model for desired behavior. Being a good role model might be the most important thing you can do to get your baby to eat healthy. I have noticed that families with healthy eating habits have children who generally eat healthy and do not grow up to be overweight, while families who eat poorly pass those habits on, which often lead to weight problems for children. Based on almost all research done on this topic, it appears that being overweight has significantly more to do with the quality of eating habits than genes. As long as you are giving your toddler healthy choices, you should not be too concerned if she wants breakfast for dinner or vice versa. Needless to say, it is difficult to get toddlers to eat a balanced meal every meal. As long as there is variety from food groups throughout the week, she will most likely be getting good nutrition.