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Healthy food choices for children: videos

2-8 years

How do you get children to make healthy food choices? These four short videos show how shopping for healthy food together and involving your child in preparing lunch boxes and meals can help set up lifelong healthy eating habits from your child’s early years.

Shopping for healthy food with children


Choosing and buying healthy food with children gives them a good foundation for making healthy food choices throughout life. See how as the family in this video takes us fresh food shopping and shows how to get children involved.


Preparing healthy lunch boxes together


Watch this family make healthy food for school lunch boxes together. Children choose healthy fillings then make sandwiches. They use leftover vegies for snacks. Doing lunches is a chance for children to learn about healthy food choices.


Preparing lunch boxes together before school


Making lunches before school can run smoothly – even with three kids in the kitchen! Children are more likely to eat good food and make healthy food choices when they’re involved in getting food ready, as this video on healthy lunch boxes shows.


Making dinner and involving your child


Even young children can help get dinner ready. The parents in this video give their daughters jobs as part of preparing an evening meal. The children learn about cooking healthy food, and the family spends time together at mealtime.

For more tips and ideas about how to make healthy food quick, easy and a fun part of family life, check out our videos on making healthy food quick and easy, healthy eating, fresh food and food and child development.

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