Everything in moderation is an easy rule to live by. Foods like french fries will certainly not cause your child any harm if they’re offered once in a while, but a steady diet may create a lasting preference for high-fat and high-salt meals.
Remember, simple swaps can turn unhealthy foods into smart choices. Potatoes, for example, are full of nutrition and can be nutritious baked in the oven without a lot of oil and salt—bonus points if you keep the skin on!
On the other hand, sweet potatoes prepared the same way are an even better alternative, as they’re more nutritious and have a lower glycemic index (i.e., they contain “good carbs”).
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