Making Smart Food Choices

posted 3/17/21 -- Healthy eating habits are important to teach your child at a young age.

Think of the healthiest foods as “go” foods. These are foods like steamed or raw veggies, protein like chicken and skim or low-fat milk that are good to eat almost anytime and healthy for our bodies.

Foods that are OK to eat sometimes are “slow” foods. Foods like hamburgers or pancakes aren’t off limits — but they shouldn’t be eaten every day. Limit these types of food to a couple times a week for your child.

Some foods should make you stop, think, and say, “Whoa! Should I eat that?” These foods are the least healthy and can cause additional health problems in the future if eaten often. “Whoa!” foods are once-in-a-while foods, like French fries or ice cream.