Do you take your kids to grocery shopping? I do and I've seen a lot of moms do during my regular visits to supermarkets. Have you ever thought about making a trip to the grocery store a fun and educational experience for your kids? The Looney Tunes Eating Right Kids program encourages us to discuss about an interesting topic, one that I haven't given much thought to before.
Question of the Week: How do you navigate the grocery store with your kids?
We always start with the fresh produce section, picking fresh fruits and vegetables. My son often leaves with a big apple in hand. Our second stop is either the bakery or the cereal/breakfast section. Baby food and snacks come next. Not surprisingly, they are my son's favorite parts of the store and where we stay the longest. I love to check for new flavors and new varieties. We then get milk, yogurt and eggs from the diary section. We usually conclude our trip at the natural/organic products counter. I'm trying to integrate more green food into our diet.
Although I haven't made a conscious effort to teach my child about healthy eating through grocery shopping, the way we navigate the store is quite consistent with what I believe to be a healthy living style. Again, I'd suggest leading by example as a great way to encourage kids to eat healthy foods.
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