Why is healthy eating important for my child?
Many more children in the United States are being diagnosed with high cholesterol, or as overweight or obese. These conditions can cause many health problems for your child, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. These conditions can affect your child now and later as an adult.
By helping your child establish a healthy diet and regular exercise, you can reduce his or her risk of experiencing these health problems.
Set an example for your child. If you prepare nutritious foods for your family and eat healthy foods yourself, your child will eat healthier, too.