Myths and Tips
A: One of the simplest ways to moderate your child's intake of treat foods is to establish a healthy approach to portion control. If your child loves sweets, set out an agreed upon portion in advance so that their expectations are managed and you are ensuring they aren't getting too much of a good thing. Another strategy is to replace high energy/high fat ingredients with healthier alternatives. For example, if your children love to eat pizza, why not make a healthier pizza with a wheat base, lots of vegetables and their favourite cheese. A sandwich can be made healthier by using wheat bread/multi-grain bread with their favourite veggies,egg slices and can be served with interesting dips and sauces.