Enforce Family Meals
This is a hard one, we know, given the busy schedules of the 21st century. But in our view, busy schedules make it even more important that families pause several times each week to spend time together. Eating meals together is an important way to ensure your kids are eating healthily. If you're setting the table, you can control and monitor what your kids eat, and you can model correct eating behavior and healthy habits for your kids.
In addition, meal times are an important opportunity to listen to your kids, let them feel you are listening to them, talk to your kids, and to impart your values (including good table manners). Remember, breakfast can be considered one of these family meals if the table is set and you have at least 30 minutes to sit and talk to each other.