Partners for Healthy Eating

Parents and children are partners for healthy eating. Parents are responsible for what foods are offered to their children, as well as when and where these foods are eaten, both at home and away from home. Children choose which of the offered foods to eat and how much. The goals of this healthy eating partnership are to make mealtimes more pleasant, prevent fights about food, and take some of the hassle out of mealtimes.

To learn more about ways a caregiver can make it easier for a child to eat a balance and variety of nutritious foods, see HGIC 4107, Partners for Healthy Eating.

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