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100 Ways to Become a Healthier Family

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Don’t limit your child’s diet to “kid food”

Offering your kids a steady diet of pizza, chicken nuggets, butter-covered noodles, and fish sticks will ultimately lead to a child who only eats those foods. At family mealtime, Alice Waters, queen of the organic food movement and founder of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, Calif., discourages feeding kids separate foods from adults. While finding time to dine together can be a challenge, especially as kids get older, several studies point to its benefits, such as higher grades and less drug use. Waters suggests finding time during the week to dine together, even if it’s at breakfast.