International medical insurance policyholders with children should strive to set a good example to their kids regarding eating habits.
Life coach and author of Toddlers: An Instruction Manual Joanna Mallon explained parents are a role model for their offspring when it comes to healthy eating and as a result, mums and dads need to take a positive approach themselves.
"Think about what you want your child's attitude to food to be and make sure you adopt it first," she remarked.
Children will be less likely to eat a healthy meal if their parents are not doing the same, Ms Mallon observed, adding ideally, parents should be able to sit down with their kids for dinner, as socialising plays a "big part" in eating.
Nutritionist and author of Stop Counting Calories & Start Losing Weight: The Harcombe Diet Zoe Harcombe has also called on parents to stop giving their kids sugary treats and junk food, arguing these can be as harmful as cigarettes or alcohol.