Tips for helping kids eat healthy

Healthy doesn't equal expensive

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EMMA BATES

Emma Bates' family maintains a healthy diet by eating seasonally and having meals that are made from scratch.

Hungry kids will eat healthy

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CRAIG CARTWRIGHT

The eating habits children form will stay with them for the rest of their lives, writes Craig Cartwright.

Get kids in the vege patch

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CAROLE HIRST

Healthy food tastes better when it's fresh and you helped produce it, writes Carole Hirst.

Veges for breakfast and lunch

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LINDA HERMISTON

If you try to give children vegetables when they're not hungry or there are other options, you'll fail, writes Linda Hermiston.

Tricking your kids into veges

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DI GOODWIN

Di Goodwin found some sneaky ways to her get carb-loving child to eat fruit and vegetables.

Ban sugar in your house

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MICHELLE RUSH

Evidence is mounting that sugar, not fat, is the culprit for the epidemic of obesity in children, Michelle Rush writes.

If you love veges, so will they

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ANITA GULLIVER

Make healthy choices in your own diet and your children will follow, writes Anita Gulliver.

Make food fun for kids

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JAIME PHILIPS

Jaime Philips' commitment to teaching her son good habits has made her a healthier person too.

8 healthy food ideas for kids

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LISA THOMAS

Making sure your home is stocked with healthy snacks will help your children eat healthier, Lisa Thomas.

Don't make kids' food fussy

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HELEN MOORE

The trick to getting children eating healthier is to make it easy for them, Helen Moore writes.

Keep kids' food simple

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KATIE BAKER

Katie Bakers says helping children eat healthy food is all about simplicity.

A battle with childhood obesity

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As the mother of an overweight child, Kathy Whitehead tried withholding treats from her daughter, only to find it had worse consequences.

Healthy kids are gardening kids

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Children should be encouraged to learn about fruit and vegetable gardening and cooking, writes Amanda Greenwood.

Food freedom, with a twist

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HEATHER MURPHY

Heather Murphy says let children eat whatever they want, as long as they include these three healthy items.

Learn what's healthy for kids

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STU CARRUTHERS

Stu Carruthers says parents need to understand how much sugar is in what they give their children, and how their bodies process it.

7 ways to help kids eat healthy

ANITA MUTHUKARUPPAN

Anita Muthukaruppan has some great advice for parents on how to help children make healthy food choices.

Family makes a healthy deal

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HINE BONES

Six months after making a motto of healthy eating, Hine Bones' family is seeing vast improvements.

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