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Kids Improving Eat Habits

June 17, 2009

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Many parents feel that it’s impossible to get their kids to eat healthier foods like fruits, vegetables and whole grains because they’re used to the burgers and fries offered on kids’ menus. New research suggests that that more kids are turning to healthier restaurant options.

According to this research, in the last year soda went down 10%, chicken nuggets, French dries and hot dogs went down 6-8%. While this is a step in the right direction, it’s important to note that these junk foods are still higher than the healthier fare, so improvements can still be made.

The area where many adults feel stuck is they believe kids won’t eat fruits, vegetables and whole grains. These statistics show that this isn’t the case though. If you offer kids healthier options they will eat them.

What are ways you incorporate veggies into your kid’s diet? Have you found it to be a difficult transition? Share with us!


About the author

Joshua Rosenthal is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. He has worked in the nutrition field for more than 25 years, teaching at the school alongside health leaders including Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra and Barry Sears. At Integrative Nutrition students are trained as Health Coaches, receiving the holistic nutrition education necessary for them go out into the world and help others improve their health and happiness.