Make Healthy Snacks Accessible
Throughout the day, it is easy to snack on whatever is easy to reach. It is hard to find the motivation to make snacks that require preparation when it is possible to reach for a prepackaged sugary or salty treat. Studies show adults are more likely to eat healthy foods when they are visible and easy to grab. One way to make healthy foods more accessible at home is to put all fruits and vegetables in plastic containers or another visible place. At the same time, individuals should place unhealthy foods in opaque containers and on bottom shelves. This will keep the ‘bad food’ out of sight. Experts also claim keeping unhealthy food hidden makes individuals more aware that what they are eating is not good for them.
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