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How to make healthy choices for kids

How to make healthy choices for kids

Shanthi Appelo, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee
Published 8:30 a.m. ET Aug. 7, 2018

School starts any day now, and it’s time to start packing lunches and snacks.

Fueling your child with a balanced diet can improve their performance and attention span in school. In fact, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data notes that children who lack adequate consumption of fruits, vegetables and dairy products tend to make lower grades.

Not only does consuming a healthy diet promote a healthy weight, but it can also help establish good habits and decision-making, and prevent disease for the rest of their life.

As Knox County data tells us, 17.4 percent of children ages 2-19 are obese, let’s talk about how to prevent childhood obesity and obesity down the road by addressing how to incorporate more fruits and vegetables in your child’s diet. Below are tips for vegetable-shy children.

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