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Healthy eating for children

Nutrition Tip

posted by Research Admin 1 on 21 June 2019

Health Navigator NZ

Tips for parents, family/whānau and caregivers on the kinds of food and how much of each children need to eat to be healthy.

Teaching kids to eat healthily

Both children and adults need to be active and eat healthily to live well. Just like adults, children can sometimes be fussy about new flavours and textures, and at times may eat too much of the wrong kinds of food.

You can help your child develop healthy eating habits by providing them with lots of healthy foods and letting them choose what they would like to eat and how much they want to eat. 

To find out more and access links to a range of background resources, go to: https://www.healthnavigator.org.nz/healthy-living/eating-drinking/e/eating-drinking-for-children/healthy-eating-for-children/