5 Things To Remember About Nutrition & Dental Health

What can you do about your child’s nutrition?

1. WELL-BALANCED DIET

Choose healthy foods and maintain a well-balanced diet for proper dental and physical health.

2. AVOID HIGH SUGAR FOODS

Avoid giving your child foods high in sugar, such as soda pop, candies, sweetened cereals, fruit toll-ups, and pastries between meals.

3. LOW SUGAR SNACKS

Offer your child snacks that are low in sugar such as raw fruits and vegetables, pretzels, cheese, yogurt, and unsweetened applesauce.

4. NO SWEET LIQUIDS IN BED

Do not give your child a bottle or sippy cup filled with a sweet liquid (e.g., juice, sweetened water, soda pop, milk) when putting them to sleep (nap or bedtime).  Instead, fill the bottle with plain tap water only. Best of all, don’t give any bottle at nap or bedtime. (Children will go to sleep with out a bottle!)

5. DEVELOP GOOD EATING HABITS

Help your child develop good eating habits.