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Eat your peas!
But I HATE peas!
Too bad, you have to eat your peas!
But why? They taste so gross!
BECAUSE I SAID SO!
That was a conversation I had with my mother over and over again at the dinner table when I was a child. "Eat your peas! Because I said so!" was pretty much the only conversation we ever had about vegetables. I was forced to eat peas, but I was never told why I should eat them or how they benefited my body, my well being. I knew when I had children that I would do it differently.
Keeping my family healthy is important to me, especially considering my family's history with heart disease and diabetes.
I always have explained to my children why it's important that they eat fruits and vegetables. I make them try things at least once, if they absolutely hate them, they don't have to eat them again. However, they do have to have servings of fruit, veggies daily. Whether it be a salad with dinner, a banana with milk before bed, or a nice tall glass of orange juice in the morning. I don't care- so long as they have balanced meals and meaningful snacks. This does not mean I don't allow them to have desserts or a cookie for a snack or cereal for breakfast. (Everything in moderation.)
In addition to making sure that my children have a healthy variety of food each day, I make sure that they are active. They're enrolled in sports, they ride bikes, we take walks or go on runs together. We shoot hoops in the front yard or at the park. Getting in exercise every day is just as important as eating a healthy amount of fruit and veggies each day.
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