Incorporate Healthy Snacks
With the alarming rise in childhood obesity since the 1980s, more parents should be active in watching what their children eat. The problem is, while the main meals served by a family may be healthy and nutritious, the kids throw it all away by snacking on treats loaded with fat, sugar and empty calories. You can help the situation by not stocking your pantry and fridge with these kinds of snacks and replacing them with healthier alternatives. The best sweet snacks you can provide are fresh fruits. Fruit has no fat, is low in calories and can do a great job of making your child feel full between meals. Nuts and seeds should take the place of buttery popcorn when you're watching a movie. If you want something sweet, try baking your own low-sugar cookies instead of opening a package of store-bought desserts.