Keeping the kai to good choices
You may notice you're pre-teen reaching for unhealthy choices when they're hungry and this isn't really their fault. At this developmental stage, and through their teen years, our kids have increased dopamine receptors, which can make consumption of sweet and calorie-dense foods feel like a more “rewarding” experience.
Beyond this they are bombarded by advertising for 'junk' food, peers are influential, they're not always that well organised (!) and they can be pretty busy! This is where we come in, hey? And not in any lecturing, angry way! Let's talk 'guidance'.