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Family resolutions for the New Year

MARION, IL (KFVS) - Healthy resolutions are being set for the New Year, but these goals aren't just for adults.

Nutritionists are encouraging kids to bring in the New Year with healthy eating habits.

Families are advised to sit down with their children and commit to a healthy meal plan. But, it has to be a family effort.

“The first and foremost thing you have to do is sit down together and you have to commit together,” nutrition specialist, Brandy Robinson said.

Robinson also advises if your family does have a cheat meal once a week, to do so outside of the home, that way clean and healthy eating will become the norm inside the house.

Having food trays with meats, vegetables and fruits already cut up will allow children to grab for the healthy stuff first.

Staying away from sugary drinks and drinking milk, almond milk, and diffused water that include frozen or fresh fruits are also important.

Robinson says for quick, easy and healthy meals stick with soups, salads, and stews. She advises keeping frozen chicken, black beans, pasta, and frozen vegetables in the kitchen as much as possible.

Also, daily activities that involve physical movement, such as dancing and playing outside, will help develop a healthy family lifestyle for the New Year.

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