英語で読む: 4 Ways to Teach Your Kids About a Healthy Diet

Please go to Health Matters to find the whole version of the text.

Here are some tips on how you can implement healthy eating among your children:

Tip #1 – Have more meals together at home
Eating breakfast and/or dinner together as a family is highly beneficial for bonding. By designating a specific time for meals and by making them pleasant times of the day where children can bond with the family, children will adopt a healthy attitude towards eating (…)

Tip #2 – Get the children involved
From shopping at the supermarket to preparing food at home, try and get your children involved in the process of preparing food. [I]nvolving children in food preparation is a great way to teach them about nutrition and why it is important to eat a wide variety of foods. (…)

Tip #3 – Keep a variety of healthy snacks at hand
At young ages, children [like] things that are colorful or interestingly shaped. As a parent, [use] this natural fascination by making sure that the fruits or vegetables you buy are varied in color, texture and taste. (…)

Tip #4 – Never use food as a bribe
Many parents [use] treats as a reward to get their children to finish their main meals. Even if the treat you give them is a healthy one, this practice is unhealthy as children will associate their main meal (which includes vegetables, for example) with dislike, and will rush through it to get to the dessert. (…)


Homework

After reading the text, think of the questions below and write an answer to ONE of them (5-10 sentences):
1. Which of the four tips is, in your opinion, most important? Why?
2. Add one or two more tips to the list. Why do you think they are good tips?
3. Write your own sentences with the words written in bold.

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