Try not to resort to fast food restaurants too often when you are out with your child and want to stop for something to eat. Most of the foods available in these restaurants – french fries, hamburgers, hot dogs, and sugary soft drinks – are high in salt, fats, or sugar, and low in nutrients. If you can, bring a supply of healthy snack foods with you, or choose somewhere that offers more healthy foods, such as sandwiches and salads. If your child particularly asks for hamburgers and fries, however, you may want to indulge him now and again – but make it clear that such foods are a special treat, to be eaten only occasionally. My family used to eat at a hamburger restaurant once a week for Saturday lunch. This satisfied everyone and is not so frequent as to damage good health.