A behavioral research shows that environmental signals like wide plates and large cups stimulate us to eat and drink more compared to when they’re smaller. Therefore, you should consider weighing down on the plate and cup sizes, not just for the kids, but for your whole family as well.

Eating regularly can also help holding hunger at bay. If your children are active, eating 2-3 healthy snacks with 3 meals a day is already nutritious. Maintaining this frequent meals and snacks at child-sized portions will help keep an eye on the calorie intake. Eating snacks may not be associated with obesity. Children love eating snacks, and it can be a good method to heighten nutrient intake. Just don’t forget to keep snacks healthy, which can be done by including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy foods, and nuts. Also, don’t forget to keep the portion sizes small. Snacks are NOT meal replacements and they shouldn’t be more than your kid’s meal.