Child Development, Teaching Healthy Food Choices

Healthy Food Choices

Our children are our most precious treasure, as parents, we love them so much and they are our entire world, we take care of them with pleasure and joy, we watch them grow and become into responsible and valuable adults, we see how they fulfill their dreams and reach every goals. That’s our dreamed and beautiful mission, therefore we do our best to provide them all they need and to guide them.

 

Children are extremely important, not only as our descendants, but as the future of human race, we cannot survive without them and the way they grow, shapes us as humans, if our children are well educated, we are going to be a well educated species, if they are healthy, our species will be healthy too, therefore, to guarantee our future is our collective duty.

 

Nutrition key for health

 

A good, healthy and well balanced nutrition is crucial for health, food gives us the energy we need and usually they provide an extra benefit beyond the energy, but many times we eat more than we need and eat things that damage our body, just because we like the taste or because we are addicted to any ingredient, like sugar or caffeine for example.

 

Nutritionists do their best to guide us and teach us how and what to eat, children need to be taught to eat proper food since they are very young so they can have a healthy childhood and turned into healthy adults, because many times, problems caused due bad nutrition appear when we are grown up, when we are children, we feel and think that we can eat anything without consequences and that’s not true, therefore it is a matter of major importance to guide our kids and provide education about healthy food choices.

 

How to teach your kids to eat healthy food?

 

Kids usually prefer to eat unhealthy food, there are many options and a lot of advertising promoting junk food, but there are some tips we can use to encourage healthy food habits in our children.

 

1- Start to create healthy habit as soon as possible, as they grow, the task becomes harder.

 

2- Be creative with the food you’re offering,  prepare it in different ways, you can give to fruits funny shapes when you’re cutting  them or you can prepare a smoothie with them, so keep the menu varied.

 

3- Healthy food must be available, when they want a snack or are looking something to eat, they must find healthy snacks easy to get.

 

4- Let them be part of the process, they can help to choose the menu, and you can make them help when you’re cooking, that will help a lot.

 

5- Be persistent, don’t give up, it may take some time to create any new habit in children, so be persistent, they worth it.