13 simple tips for healthier eating

13 simple tips for healthier eating

Your family’s eating habits can improve with simplicity and positivity

Lucille Beseler, RDN

Is co-author of Nurturing with Nutrition and a former president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics representing over 100,000 Nutrition professionals, while also active as a clinical dietitian in South Florida.

Article in collaboration with: Melanie Bazarte, PhD

Everybody wants to be healthy. Eating well can help make that happen.

Healthy eating isn't difficult. It just takes a bit of thought and being mindful.

  1. Eat regularly: 3 meals, 2 snacks, fluids to avoid low blood sugar, severe hunger.
  2. Plan menus a few days at a time.
  3. Cook one meal for the whole family and eat it together.
  4. Stay positive about food and eating. Make it just another part of your daily life, like sleeping or brushing your teeth.
  5. Introduce new foods slowly and positively.
  6. Use dips, dressings, and seasoning.
  7. Include protein at breakfast.
  8. Get kids to help in food preparation and cooking.
  9. Don't have unhealthy foods in the house.
  10. Allow, but limit treats. 
  11. Be creative and fun with food.
  12. Model good eating and food habits yourself.
  13. Remember, balance is the key to good food habits.

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