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5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Healthy at McDonald’s
The New Year is quickly approaching and that means nearly every adult is thinking about getting healthy. But wait! What about the children? They can make healthier choices too! We all know that kids love McDonald’s so here are 5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Healthy at McDonald’s.
- Get them involved in the choice. Go to the McDonalds website and use the meal planner to mix and match meal choices to get a fit that is right for your childrens’ nutrition needs.
- YOU pick the meals for them. Easy enough, right? If you are choosing the meals, then you can choose the healthiest options.
- Make the choices fun or educational by challenging them to stay within a certain calorie limit. Alternately, teach them about the FDAs recommended daily allowances and have them plan a meal using the FDA nutrition guidelines.
- Have a pre-determined list of meal options that they can choose from. Keep this list handy to allow them to make choices quickly.
- Eat the same meal as your children. It’s no surprise that children mimic what they see us do. Help demonstrate healthy meal options to your children by choosing a meal that your children can copy.
Bonus! – Keep them active by letting them play at a McDonald’s PlayPlace. McDonald’s PlayPlaces are fun, safe environments where your kids are free to run, climb, jump, and slide their energy away!
Remember, it’s not where you eat, but what you eat. McDonald’s uses the same fresh ingredients found at your local grocery stores to prepare their meals. If you want to eat healthy at McDonald’s, then it’s up to YOU to make the right choices.
What is your favorite healthy option at McDonald’s?