Firstly, start when they are young. If they are used to having fruits, vegetables and healthy snacks, then the habit will stay with them as they grow. It is a good idea to pack at least one fruit and/or vegetable in the lunch box each day. Also, make at least two vegetables for your evening meal(a hot vegetable and a salad works well for many families). Top the meal off with a bowl of apple or fruit sauce, fresh or canned fruit or make a dessert with fruit in it such as a crisp or cobbler(use margarine like Smart Balance to reduce the fat). Avoid buying snacks such as Oreos and other high fat desserts-choose healthier fruit bars, fig newton’s, baked chips, frozen fruit bars or low-fat frozen yogurt.
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