Creating Healthy Food Fun for Kids By Maria Prihtamala Omega Sugary drinks and sweet treats have many calories but contain small nutrients. It’s a fact that the added sugars can be found in sodas, juice drinks, sport drinks, energy drinks, candy, ice-cream, cakes, cookies and sweets. By decreasing these foods and beverages (less than 6 teaspoons of added sugars for female and 11 teaspoons of added sugars for male daily), you help the kids to develop healthy eating habits and avoid health issues, for instance, as follows. 1. Provide small amounts of sweets. It is recommended to gradually minimize the amount of sweets, candy, ice-cream or biscuits your kids eat a day. Serve these kinds of treats in smaller plates, can go along throughout the whole day, and encourage them to share with others. 2. Prevent check-out lanes displaying candy, so we don’t tempt kids who might ask to buy some candy. 3. Drink smarter healthier beverages such as water, fat-free milk, 100% juice w
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