Do you need help on how to say No to Treats?

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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 

The #LetsSayNo Challenge

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10 Tips for getting started

  1. Think of this as a long-term solution rather than a quick fix
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Let your child know what the limits are – how often and how much, and explain why you are making these new rules
  5. Be firm and stick to the limits as best as you can
  6. Avoid having fatty and sugary snack foods or drinks freely available
  7. Say no in the supermarket – If they’re not in the house, they can’t be eaten
  8. Tell your family and friends that you’re making changes so they know about the new routine
  9. 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
  10. Incentivise your children to make the changes using non-food rewards.

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