Explaining to your teen why they can’t eat fast-food every night gets tiring by the time they turn 12 years old. A great way to demonstrate the advantages of home-cooked meals over fast food is by regularly shopping for groceries and cooking with your teen. This teaches teens what goes into a healthy meal (ie. Real Food) and what isn’t healthy (ie. Processed food that includes preservatives, flavors, added extra sugar etc.).
Eating a “Real Food” diet is key to maintaining not only your physical health but also your mental health. This is especially important for teens, whose minds and bodies are still developing.