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Sugar addiction
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My Child is Addicted to Sweets

Expert tips for ditching the sugar and setting your child up with healthy eating habits.

The Problem:

My kid eats way too much sugar. How do I change bad habits we’ve developed without cutting him off completely?

The Expert:

Elizabeth Kwarta, registered dietitian, M.S., R.D.

The Solution:

Setting your child up with healthy eating habits is one of the most important things you can do for his or her long-term health. For many parents, sugar is a big concern when it comes to their child’s diet. If your child is addicted to sugar, follow these tips:

Gradually, add in new healthy alternatives and decrease sugar offered to your child each day. It might take time, but your children will adjust and the whole family will be on a path to long-term health.

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