Healthy Eating for Youth

This page contains information and resources that you can use to ensure your teen eats well.

How to encourage youth to eat healthy.

  • Allow youth to make decisions around their food choices.
    • Sometimes the decision a teen makes about the food they will or will not eat are more about asserting their independence from parents than about food.
    • Set up reasonable boundaries when giving your teenager control over their own food choices.
  • Try to make mealtimes as pleasant as possible:
    • Family meals provide a chance to talk to each other about the day’s events or about topics that are interesting to your teen.
    • Try to save conflict issues or major discussions for the agenda of a family meeting.

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What resources can I use to make sure youth eat well?

Here is a list of resources available from Halton Region Health Department for youth:

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