Start every day with a healthy breakfast.
Enjoy meals cooked at home and eat together as a family as often as possible.
Eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables every day.
Avoid drinks that are high in sugar, like soda, fruit juices, and sports drinks.
Limit screen times (including TV, video games, and the computer) to under two hours per day. Children 2 and younger should avoid screen time altogether.
Children 2 and older should drink skim or 1 percent milk every day to help build strong bones.
Order foods that are broiled or poached rather than fried or breaded.
Use cooking methods that require little or no fat such as broiling, steaming, or grilling.
Check the labels of "fat-free" cookies, candies, chips, and frozen treats. Some have more calories than the regularversions.
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