Childhood nutrition education is to start as early as possible!

Simple kid-friendly training in good nutrition got eight-to 10-year-olds to eat healthier for three years, although snacks, desserts and &to=http:// ' target=_blank>pizza still make up an astonishing third of the youngsters' diets, researchers reported Wednesday.

It's the biggest study ever to track the impact of childhood nutrition education. "It suggests that kids who learn to eat healthy during their adolescence will continue to eat healthy," said Dr. Elizabeth Nabel, chief of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, which sponsored the research and on Wednesday begins the "We Can!" program to spread the results.

One key: Don't forbid the foods that children find yummy, but teach balance - that there are "go foods" for every day, "slow foods" for a few times a week, and "whoa foods" to eat only once in a while, reports the Canada.

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