How to approach nutrition when feeding children away from home

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The benefits of a healthy, balanced diet are so numerous for youngsters that it’s worth doing whatever it takes to get children to embrace nutrient-rich foods, both at home and when dining out. Valley News/Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – Children can be picky eaters. Parents know that getting children to eat anything, much less healthy foods, can sometimes make the dinner table feel more like a battlefield than a place to break bread. That’s especially so when the dinner table is in a restaurant, where savvy youngsters might know less nutritious dishes like macaroni and cheese or fried chicken fingers are on the menu. But the benefits of a healthy, balanced diet are so numerous for youngsters that it’s worth doing whatever it takes to get children to embrace nutrient-rich foods, both at home and when dining out. The American Academy of Family Physicians said that a healthy diet can stabilize children’s energy levels, help them maintain healthy weights and potentially prevent mental health conditions,
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