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Publication Date

February 7, 2023



How To: Set Your Family Up For Healthy Eating Success

By Lindsey Miller, Lauren Dawson, Megan Lott

It’s not just what we feed our kids that matters, but also how we handle feeding or eating that’s really important in establishing lifelong healthy habits for kids. Evidence shows that it is important to structure the food environment in ways that provide children with abundant opportunities to learn about and have positive experiences with foods. This tip sheet is designed for parents and caregivers and provides practical strategies that can help set families up for healthy eating success through structure and routine. The tip sheet also provides tips for serving healthy portions and engaging with kids during mealtime. More information on Healthy Eating Research’s Recommendations for Creating Healthy Eating Habits for Kids 2-8 can be found in the tip sheet.

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February 7, 2023