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How Your Kids’ Eating Habits Can Change their Lives
How Your Kids’ Eating Habits Can Change their
How Your Kids’ Eating Habits Can Change
Did you know that more than one-third of children and adolescents were
overweight or obese in 2012? And that number continues to rise as more
and more kids embrace unhealthy eating habits.
When families can’t find the time to gather around the dinner table to enjoy
a wholesome meal, there are often negative consequences on everyone’s
However, children are the most at-risk with poor eating habits.
1. Most children eat about three
snacks per day. However, these make
up a large portion of their daily
caloric intake. In fact, these snacks
make up 27 percent of their daily
consumption of calories.
2. Nearly two-thirds of children
between the age of 1 and 12 eat out
at a restaurant one to three times
5 Startling Facts About Children’s Eating
3. The average child consumes 40
percent of his or her daily caloric
intake from foods that are made of
empty calories, such as fruity drinks,
soda, dairy desserts and pizza.
4. About 33 percent of children don’t
eat breakfast on a daily basis.
5. One-quarter of toddlers don’t eat a
single serving of fruit each day, and
30 percent don’t eat a single serving
One of the most compelling reasons that parents should be ensuring
their kids are able to enjoy a delicious meal at dinnertime is because
these experiences will shape their futures. Habitual, at-home family
meals are a great opportunity for parents to present their sons and
daughters with nutritious and satisfying meals filled with a variety of
Additionally, inviting your kids—depending on their age—into the
kitchen can instill positive practices into their lives that they will carry
out when they become adults and start families of their own. Studies
have shown that children who consume at least 5 dinners together with
their family each week have healthier eating habits, such as eating more
vegetables and fruits and consuming less soda and fried foods.
Eating Habits in Youth Affect Later Life Choices
Dream Dinners franchise understands that our
fast-paced society makes it difficult for moms
and dads to consistently prepare nutritious
and delightful meals for their kids. With
Dream Dinners, mothers and fathers can help
to shape their children’s eating habits by
providing regular in-home meals without the
stress of shopping, preparing, cooking and
cleaning up a meal each night.
Visit the Dream Dinners franchise
information page today to learn how you can
enrich your community.
Dream Dinner Franchise Information