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Grocery Shopping

Children sometimes look at food shopping as an adventure, while tired and frustrated parents may not feel the same. If this is true for you, try to make your trip as short as possible by being prepared. With meals in mind, prepare your list and coupons.

When you enter the store, begin by telling your child that you are not at the supermarket to eat. Try to make the trip as pleasant as possible. You can even make it educational.

Ask your child to help you put foods into the cart or select lightweight items from the shelves. Encourage youngsters to help to choose fruits, vegetables, shapes of pasta, or flavors of frozen yogurt. Children tend to be more interested in eating when they have helped to select.

Drive a smart cart. Buy...

  • lots of fruits and vegetables
  • milk, cheeses, cottage cheese and yogurt
  • lean ground beef, chicken, turkey and fish
  • frozen yogurt and ice milk
  • unsweetened breakfast cereals
  • mini rice cakes, bagels and pretzels
  • deli-sliced or shaved turkey breast and lean roast beef
  • whole wheat or mixed grain breads
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From Quick Meals for Healthy Kids and Busy Parents. Copyright 1995 by Sandra K. Nissenberg, Margaret L. Bogle, and Audrey C. Wright. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

To order this book visit www.wiley.com.


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