Kids need good eating habits for school

Kids need good eating habits for school

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by Collette Wieland

kgw.com

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Eric Grindy knows what it takes to keep his daughter's eating habits on track during summer break. But eating the right food, is only half the battle.

The other half is keeping your kids on an eating schedule. Nutrition experts say it's important that kids get into a routine.

Gitta Grether-Sweeney is a registered dietian and the director for nutrition services for Portland Public Schools. She's encouraging parents to give their kids nutritious food now, so that when school starts in a few weeks -- they'll have an appetite for healthier choices.

"It's just good to keep their bodies nurished, so that they can be physically active, and when they're in school, they can learn -- during the summer, that they can go out and play," Sweeney said.

She suggests eating with your kids to set the example for healthy habits and teach them portion control.

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