Diabetes, heart disease and cancer run rampant in my family. My dh & I have health issues and mine have caused me to follow a very strict diet and life style changes.
I'm concerned about my kids and have slowly been trying to get them into a healthier diet. (Although, their diet wasn't to bad to begin with, but it did need some tweeks.)
One area that I'm concerned about is a habit that we kinda just fell into that I'm now trying to break. My kids expect a treat whenever we leave the house for good behavior. It has worked well for us, but I would like to cut out all that candy. We usually spend about $2 - $3 a week.
I was thinking of temporary weaning them onto cheap dollar store toys or art stuff. (crayons, ect) spending close to the same amount. Then maybe later weaning them off of that, gently.
I know they would rather have candy than a toy. I'm hoping for some advice or suggestions on how to give up the candy treats without too much upset.
Thanks for any thought. :-)
Asked by Anonymous at 3:14 PM on Apr. 24, 2011 in Health
Healthy snack? fresh fruit? Some of the moms on cm have a long list of great healthy food snacks. Sorry I'm not much help. Congratulations for making such a healthy life style change for your entire family. Good luck.
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