As an adult, many of us do this as a force of habit. At least I do! I'm always on the lookout for those added sugars, synthetic flavors and trans fats and according the experts, we should be teaching our kids to do the same thing.
According to Holly Malcom, RN RD, understanding how to read the nutrition facts label at an early age can help children and teens make healthy choices throughout their life because it helps them understand what they are putting into their body. It teaches kids to learn how to compare foods and determine the healthiest option for their growing body. With the extra knowledge, kids will feel more in control of what they are eating. Win Win!
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