If your child tends to prefer junk food over healthier fare, there are ways to break the habit.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics advises:
- Don’t overdo restricting favored treats, as this can trigger over-indulging.
- If there’s a food you want your child to avoid, don’t keep it in the home.
- Have plenty of healthier food options available, such as fruit and vegetables.
- Continue offering healthier foods to your child; eventually, he or she may ask for them. Reward and praise your child for trying something new.