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Tips To Get Your Kids To Eat Healthy with Children’s Book Author, Candice Imwalle

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Ever struggled to get your kids to eat their vegetables? Our special guest Candice Imwalle is no stranger to that tricky task. Tune in to this episode to find out why it’s so important to impart healthy eating knowledge to your children and learn how you can train your child’s palate, habits, and behaviors that will carry them through the rest of their lives! 

 

Candice Imwalle – Mother, Medical Professional, Author, and Health Advocate

She has been in the medical field for over 20 years and has encountered many patients suffering from diseases caused by a lifetime of unhealthy eating.  From her experience along with the rising obesity rates for both children and adults in the United States, Candice began to search for children’s books that incorporate the lesson of eating healthy, to help teach her children the importance of a good diet.

To her disappointment, she was unable to find any age-appropriate books that fit the bill.  The lack of options for this type of children’s literature inspired Candice to write her own books (in addition to her full-time job and raising her children).  With the help of her daughter and son, two books were created that contain whimsical and colorful characters to keep the attention of young children.  The goal of these books is to ignite a dialogue between parents and children about the importance of making healthy food choices and educate children early on, so they have a lifetime of good health.

 

KEY POINTS / MAIN TAKEAWAYS:

  • Basic things to know when teaching your kids about healthy eating. 
  • At what age should you get your kid accustomed to healthy food? 
  • Strategies to incorporate healthy eating into your family plan. 
  • How to change your child’s habits when they’re older. 
  • Teaching the ‘Why’ of eating healthy. 
  • Things to do and stay away from when working with a budget. 
  • Applying the 80/20 rule with your children.
  • Fun ways to involve your children in the healthy eating process. 
  • Sneaking in their vegetables – how should you be doing it? 

 

QUOTABLES:

“Again, we’re teaching them the best practices and empowering them so that when they leave our nest, they can do it on their own.”