Healthy Tip # 32

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Welcome to a new category of my blog simply called ‘Healthy Tips.” Many times, when I write articles for various publications, I need to find sources for the story. Recently, I wrote an article for Yahoo Shine (click here) about keeping kids healthy. I was looking for experts and parents to chime in and give their favorite ‘tips’ to help kids (and their families) lead a healthy lifestyle.

The feedback for the story was amazing. The sources had some fantastic points of view that could not be ignored, and I thought their opinions should be viewed on the Your Health Journal web site.

So, enjoy my new series, with some ‘great’ insight from some ‘great’ people giving exceptional and educational points of view.

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Healthy Tip From Victoria Jarzabkowski

Take Control of the Food that is Available in the House

“If you don’t want your child eating unhealthy foods, then your job as a parent is to stock your kitchen and pantry with only healthy meals and snacks. Once children get older and gain independence, they start to help themselves to food as they please. Therefore, if you don’t stock your pantry with unhealthy foods, then your child no longer has easy access to them and won’t be consuming them. While this sounds simple, many parents are still reluctant to stop buying soda, sweets and other unhealthy foods because they want them for themselves, but this is not a time to be selfish. Sacrificing your sweets is a small price to pay for a healthy child.”

– Victoria Jarzabkowski, RD, LD Pediatric Registered Dietitian