With roughly 40% of advertising targeted to children on unhealthy foods the media has a strong influence on our children’s eating habits and choices.
Check out the links below with all the great information and resources:
Growing up Healthy, Nemours Children Health Foundation:
First 5 Marin: http://first5marin.org/children-families-first/
How food ads sway preschoolers' eating habits:
Public Health Law Center:
Social Media May Sway Kids To Eat More Cookies - And More Calories:
Here are some suggestion, tips and recommendation:
It is important that children learn healthy eating habits from parents, caregivers and teachers.
Model healthy eating habits around children.
Teach children the importance of eating healthy.
Have children try new food, cook and help pick out foods to encourage greater interaction and learning.
Have children eat the food that adults eat during meal times.
Limit media use for children.
Make sure children are well hydrated to help curb false hunger signals.
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Growing up Healthy Nemours Children Health Foundation
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