10 Fun Ways to Boost Your Kid's Nutritional IQ

Games, activities and conversation starters to get your kids thinking healthy (12 Photos)

Stacey Colino on Jan 29, 2012 at 4:40PM

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10 Fun Ways to Boost Your Kid's Nutritional IQ

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You vs. Scooby-Doo

In a world where SpongeBob, Scooby-Doo and Alvin and the Chipmunks practically beg kids to eat neon-colored snack foods or sugary cereals, it’s hard for your children to know what’s good for them and what’s not. That’s why it’s important for you to boost your kids’ nutritional know-how in fun-filled ways. The payoff: “When you make nutritional information tangible and relatable to kids, and you show them what’s in it for them -- that they’ll have more energy and their brains will get more nutrition -- the messages are more likely to get through to them,” says Elisa Zied, M.S., R.D., a nutrition consultant in New York City and author of Nutrition at Your Fingertips and Feed Your Family Right! “At the end of the day, it’s all about making better decisions,” she says. The following playful strategies will help your kids do just that.

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