Rallie McAllister, a family physician, mother of two young sons and author of "Healthy Lunchbox: Simple Strategies for the Whole Family" (Lifeline, $19.95) makes these suggestions for keeping your kids - and the whole family - on the road to better nutrition.
* Plan snacks, don't ban them. Keep your kitchen stocked with nutritious foods that you won't mind your kids eating.
* Give them a choice. Allow your kids to choose between two or more similar foods - as in apple slices or orange sections, not a sweet potato or a bowl of ice cream. They choose - you set limits.