Be aware of the food marketing targeted at your child.
"But Daddy, I need to have this sparkling star cereal. The princess on the box it is pretty and I saw on television it comes with a glow-in-the-dark ring. Please, Daddy, please!" If you go grocery shopping with children, this has probably happened to you. Children's begging for a food is often a result of food marketing to children.
Food marketing can take on many forms. Some of the more common forms include catchy jingles and fast paced television commercials, the use of licensed cartoon characters, such as Dora, on food packages, food companies having their own spokes-character such as the Trix Bunny or Captain Crunch and eye-catching food packages.
Technology is often used in newer marketing efforts.