When kids are looking for treat foods it’s hard to say no. But safefood have joined forces with parents to share tips and hints. Have a read below for inspiration on how to say No to treats… #LetsSayNo
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10 Tips for getting started
- Think of this as a long-term solution rather than a quick fix
- Decide on your family’s goal – use our treats diary to see how many treats your children eat and then decide where you would like to be
- Start gradually and don’t make too many strict rules at once. Cut down on treat foods, but don’t ban them as this only makes them more appealing
- Let your child know what the limits are – how often and how much, and explain why you are making these new rules
- Be firm and stick to the limits as best as you can
- Avoid having fatty and sugary snack foods or drinks freely available
- Say no in the supermarket – If they’re not in the house, they can’t be eaten
- Tell your family and friends that you’re making changes so they know about the new routine
- Practise what you preach. Children are more likely to learn from how you behave rather than from what you tell them. If your child sees you eating an apple as a snack and enjoying it, they will be tempted to try one
- Incentivise your children to make the changes using non-food rewards.
Let us know how you get on using the safefood tips to saying No to Treats.
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