With reports of increasing obesity and key nutrient deficiencies in seemingly healthy looking children, poor diets are becoming a huge concern. This is further fuelled by easy access to refined processed foods, the onslaught of advertisements for these foods, a shift from traditional food habits and the lack of physical activity. Evidence shows that adults with poor eating habits find it difficult to change to a healthier diet due to tastes acquired in childhood for sugary, salty or fatty foods. Inculcating healthy eating habits early on will help children get used to certain tastes, which otherwise become difficult to adopt later on in life. Read on to see how, by paying attention to simple details during childhood, we can help steer our children towards lifelong healthy eating habits.

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