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The percentage of overweight children and teens has more than doubled in the past 30 years. And overweight kids are likely to become overweight or obese adults — putting them at risk of heart disease, diabetes and other chronic health problems.
But it doesn't have to be that way. Research has shown that children — even teens — really do listen to their parents and follow their lead. So set a good example and help your kids develop healthy-eating habits.
Start by pulling out a few fun and healthy recipes for kids. Then invite your youngsters to become junior chefs. Or ask them to pick their favorite recipes for kids and offer to serve as their kitchen assistant.
Cooking together is the perfect opportunity to talk about healthy-food choices. Give it a try with these tempting and tasty recipes for kids:
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