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FYIHealth Tip: Teach Your Child to Read Food LabelsHave the child check each snack's nutrition<p>(HealthDay News) -- Teaching a child to make healthy food choices empowers the child to lead a healthier lifestyle when he or she is grown.</p> <p>The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these tips about children and food labels:</p> <ul> <li>Before choosing a snack, encourage your child to check its label for calories and fat.</li> <li>Have your child measure what he or she considers an appropriate serving size, then show the actual serving size.</li> <li>Pre-portion your child's snack to the label's serving size.</li> <li>In a supermarket, send your child to find healthy groceries by scanning nutrition labels.</li> <li>Have your child pack his or her own lunch, keeping it under 600 calories. </li> <li>Offer your child praise when the child reads food labels.</li> </ul> -- Diana KohnleCopyright &#169; 2014 <a href="http://www.healthday.com/" target="_new">HealthDay</a>. All rights reserved.id=691004