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How do I tame my son's sweet tooth?
Leah Belleville
Good move with the chocolate milk, Leah. Consider making your own frozen pops out of juice. Fill 3-ounce paper cups with 100 percent fruit juice and freeze until partially set. Stick a wooden craft stick into each when the liquid is solid enough to support the stick upright, and finish freezing. He might even like them better if he is allowed to help with the preparation.

To get him to eat more vegetables and fruits, ask him to help you plan the meals, giving him the task of choosing the vegetables for the day. Children love to contribute and take great pride—and eat more—when they have been allowed to help.

Susan M. Leisner RD, IBCLC, RLC Nutritionist & Lactation Consultant