Can you relate to these possible scenarios?
Your kid is begging you to stop for candy at the nearest gas station, almost every time you get into the car.
You are constantly getting asked to stop at fast-food restaurants because your kid is craving some french fries.
Your kid wants you to start packing more sweets into their lunch for school.
Does any of this sound familiar? If so, this may be the blog for you! Our Lake of the Ozarks health clinics are here to give you a few to tips on how to make healthy eating fun for your kids. According to the CDC, as of 2016, nearly 1 out of every 5 kids and young adults (ages 6-19) are obese. If you are looking for a Pediatrician at the Lake of the Ozarks to be the perfect fit for your child and to help you get their health under control, consider Central Ozarks Medical Center.
How To Make Healthy Eating FUN For Your Kids
Position your fruits and vegetable into happy face shapes.
You can do wonders for your kids by simply adding fun details to already healthy food. For example, you could incorporate fruits and veggies into happy faces. 2 blueberries could make fantastic eyes, a strawberry for a nose and a banana for a smile - this could work perfectly! You could do the same sort of thing with vegetables.
Make your veggies look like cute animals.
You'd be surprised how many healthy foods you can make look like cute animals. Pinterest can be a great resource for this sort of thing.
Let your kids help create fun foods rather than doing it all yourself.
While you may be used to preparing all your kids meals yourself, don't be afraid to let them contribute to making these sorts of easy meals. Just the act of making them themselves can really be fun all in itself.
All of us here at Central Ozarks Medical Center hope you enjoyed learning a little bit about how to make healthy eating fun for your kids. The obesity statistics in the U.S. involving our children are just plain troubling. We want to do everything we can to lead the way to healthier communities. If you haven't been able to find a Lake of the Ozarks Pediatrician that you approve of yet for your children, you should look into Central Ozarks Medical Center. Our Pediatric Providers are dedicated and ready to help your kids. To learn a little more about our Pediatric Providers at the Lake of the Ozarks, please visit HERE. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please give us a call. All of our phone numbers and clinic locations can be found on our website at www.CentralOzarks.org.
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