"Eat your vegetables." It's something parents have been imploring their children to do since long before the U.S. Department of Agriculture created a Choose My Plate Guide or Michelle Obama urged kids to eat right as a part of her Let's Move campaign. Research has shown that establishing healthy eating habits in your kids makes them better eaters for life, but how do stressed-out parents get their chicken nugget–loving children on the right path?
Give them an early start, says dietitian Susan Oh, director of the Research Nutrition program, part of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.
Read why—and get some other kid-specific advice—in Johns Hopkins Health Review.