65 Healthy Eating Quotes for You and Your kids

Eating healthy can feel formidable, difficult and demanding, merely asking you to go through 65 healthy eating quotes, encourage you to do the right thing.

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(Last Updated On: 12/11/2018)

Eating healthy can feel formidable, difficult and demanding. Most times we are acquainted with what to fill our plates with, but then there’s this inside voice saying “one or two doughnuts won’t kill you, eh?” and then end up eating five. I used to spend a lot of time looking for some inspiration while holding the door of my refrigerator open. To be honest, it wasn’t just about food. I was in search of inspiration to ‘eat healthy.’ We all know that healthy eating keeps our bodies fit, prevents illnesses, and above all keeps us happy.

Now, I’m not saying it’s bad to enjoy a delicacy every now or then, merely asking you to go through these quotes. Let them help you remove the impulse to gorge on every frosted thing in your fridge. I am a big foodie myself, but in the end, it isn’t about eating, it’s about eating healthy.

Here are 65 famous quotes and slogans for you and your kids that’ll make you laugh, set your mind to think, and most importantly, encourage you to do the right thing.

65 Healthy Eating Quotes

37 Healthy Eating Quotes for You

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” ~ Hippocrates

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” ~ Proverb

“The more you eat, the less flavor; the less you eat, the more flavor.”  ~Chinese Proverb

“Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners.”  ~William Shakespeare

“Don’t dig your grave with your own knife and fork.” ~Old English Proverb

“He who has health has hope and he who has hope has everything.” ~ Arabian proverb

“A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.”  ~Spanish Proverb

“He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of his doctors.”  ~Chinese Proverb

“To keep the body in good health is a duty, for otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom, and keep our mind strong and clear. Water surrounds the lotus flower, but does not wet its petals.”  ~Buddha

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.” ~La Rochefoucauld

“Nobody can be in good health if he does not have all the time fresh air, sunshine and good water.” ~Native American saying

“Today, more than 95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies and lack of physical exercise.”  ~Mike Adams

“Don’t eat anything your great-great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. There are a great many food-like items in the supermarket your ancestors wouldn’t recognize as food. Stay away from these.” ~Michael Pollan

“As for butter versus Margarine, I trust cows more than chemists.” ~Joan Gussow

“Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos – the trees, the clouds, everything.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

“Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.”  ~Josh Billings

“Time And health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.”  ~Denis Waitley

“Just because you’re not sick doesn’t mean you’re healthy.”  ~Anonymous

“Sickness – nature’s vengeance for violating her laws.” ~Charles Simmons

“If you keep good food in your fridge, you will eat good food.” ~Errick McAdams

“Never go to the supermarket hungry.” ~Anonymous

“One must eat to live, not live to eat.” ~Jean-Baptiste Poquelin

“Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.” ~Bethenny Frankel.

“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” ~Ann Wigmore

“A healthy outside starts from the inside.”  ~Robert Urich

“Those who think they have no time for exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.”  ~Edward Stanley

“Garbage in garbage out.” ~George Fuechsel

“Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.” ~Birke Baehr 

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”  ~Jim Rohn

“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces—just good food from fresh ingredients.” ~Julia Child

“No tricks, gimmicks, special pills, special potions, special equipment. All it takes is desire and will.” ~Richard Simmons

“Came from a plant, eat it; was made in a plant, don’t.”  ~Michael Pollan

“If you keep good food in your fridge, you will eat good food.” ~Errick McAdams

“When we choose raw, organic plant-based foods, we take our power back, and we decide that we are going to have quality and that we are not going to suffer from the 50 ingredients that in the processed foods.” ~David Wolfie

“Someone has to stand up and say the answer isn’t another pill. The answer is spinach” ~Bill Maher

“By cleansing your body on a regular basis and eliminating as many toxins as possible from your environment, your body can begin to heal itself, prevent disease, and become stronger and more resilient than you ever dreamed possible!”  ~Dr. Edward Group III

“The doctors in the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but will rather cure and prevent diseases with nutrition.” ~Thomas Edison

“An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.” ~Irv Kupcinet

12 Healthy Eating Quotes for Kids

Early childhood is an extremely important time to observe healthy eating patterns. What your child prefers to eat during this time has a striking effect on their food preferences throughout adult life. A lot of health issues such as childhood obesity, high blood pressure, and even sleep disorders stem from unhealthy eating.

Following is a list of slogans which promote healthy eating in children. These statements aim at encouraging the involvement of parents and motivate them to fight childhood obesity. Many educational institutes are using these slogans as an effort to increase awareness regarding this global epidemic.

“A child’s body needs nutrition, not just food.” ~Julie Webb Kelley

“The early years are when you give your child a foundation for establishing a proper diet. If kids learn about the importance of eating healthy early in their lives, they will not have to relearn as an adult.” ~Nicole Henderson

“I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee or a ragout.” ~Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

“Eating habits are learned behaviors; they’re not intuitive. So what your children learn to eat at home early in life sticks with them well into adulthood.” ~Ann Cooper

“Children need to eat every three to four hours: three meals, two snacks, and lots of fluids. If you plan for these, your child’s diet will be much more balanced and he’ll be less cranky because he won’t be famished.” ~Julie Burns

“French children happily eat everything–and most of what they eat is healthy. That’s not all: child obesity rates in France are significantly lower than in North America, where poor nutrition is so widespread that it threatens the health and well-being of our children.” ~Kate Le Billon

“For the most part, healthy young children eat when they’re hungry and stop when they’re full. They’re following their natural, internal cues, and you shouldn’t mess around with that by encouraging them to eat past the point of fullness. Teaching your kids to be in tune with their own hunger and fullness cues will allow them to have a comfortable relationship with food and avoid overeating as they grow older.” ~Joy Bauer

“We need to give kids the experience of what healthy food is– Our kids need to plant it, grow it, and prepare it. It needs to be made affordable.” ~Barnaby Spring

“Parents need to discriminate between a child who’s possibly bored and one who’s really hungry. Set some limits on what foods you’ll offer and when.” ~Susan L. Johnson

“Apples are red, berries are blue, pears are sweet and they are all good for you.” ~Anonymous

“Among the most sacred gifts you can give your child is the gift of health. This gift is best given by example.” ~Dr. Rand Olson

“We need to encourage our kids to love to eat real foods- honest, nutritious healthy foods. Less fast foods. Less junk foods. And they need to see us eating healthy by example.” ~Karen Salmansohn

16 Catchy Healthy Eating Quotes and Slogans

Nutrition plays a major role in your general wellbeing. What you choose to put in your mouth can directly affect your performance and the risk of chronic diseases. Yet, a lot of people find themselves constantly struggling to establish healthy eating patterns.

Eating healthy is definitely not easy, but committing yourself to a nutritious diet will be among the smartest decisions you will ever make. If sticking on the straight and narrow is becoming difficult for you, the following list of thought-provoking quotes can help.

“A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips.”

“Bigger Snacks, Bigger Slacks.”

“Easy to gain, hard to lose.”

“Eat the best, leave the rest.”

“Eat wise, drop a size.”

“Eat your veggies-have less wedgies!”

“Give up the fat, watch your belly go flat.”

“He who Indulges, Buldges”

“If you put it in your mouth it will just go south.”

“Nothing tastes as good as thin feels.”

“Run for your lives!”

“Take charge, don’t be large.”

“Eat right, be bright.”

“You are what you eat from your head down to your feet.”

“You’ll huff and puff if you eat a lot of stuff.”

“Your stomach shouldn’t be a ‘waist’ basket.”


Eating healthy can be challenging, overwhelming, and can give you a hard time. If you are struggling to adopt healthy eating patterns and all your strategies have fallen by the wayside, this collection of amazing slogans can help you get back on track.

Just write them down in your pocketbook or get them printed. Go through them every single day to remind yourself of why you are preparing a salad instead of ordering a pizza.