Tips to Develop Healthy Eating Habits in Children
'Health is wealth' we all have heard, but saying it again and again will not solve the problem. We need to work on it. To have a better health throughout your life you need to inculcate some healthy habits among your kids. Research has proved that an insufficient diet leads to undernourishment, causing malformations in the child. If our children are not healthy how can we dream of a healthy nation? A child having poor health will not be able to perform or concentrate. These days being casual about the things you eat can be very bad for you in the long run. So be cautious when it comes to your health.
Insufficient nutrition and undernourishment leads to a diseased child. Bad health leads to sad and morose attitudes. They will avoid taking part in games and activities. If you are providing your child with all the nutrients needed but he is not having the food properly then that is a problem. Being the parent, it is your duty to check whether the child finishes their meals or not. Having food in a hurry leads to improper digestion. We need to ensure that they do not rush to gobble down their food but also that they eat it all. Having a healthy child is the foundations of a wealthy child..
The most popular food around kids is fast food. This fast food is the real enemy of your child. Fast food takes longer hours to digest and contain no fiber and are not as fresh as greens. If your child is very weak and thin, you need to maintain a proper diet chart for him. We all know that apples are very good for your health. Apart from apple all fruits and veggies have something very important to offer you for great health too. So give your child and your self a very well planned diet that includes fruits and vegetables.
It is a very factual belief fact that we first eat through our eyes, then our mouths. So give your child food that is prepared in an attractive way to lessen his distaste over time. If their school provides lunch, then make sure that it meets a good quality standard. In case you are giving him a lunch box, pack him something which he will have happily. This way you will not have to worry about him giving it somebody else or throwing it away.
Some people are not aware of how important a good breakfast is. It has been proved through researches that a breakfast provides proper nutrition to your body for a whole day. Breakfast is the first meal you have after long hours of sleep and rest and it sets your day. After a good breakfast your body is relaxed and energized. Breakfast time is usually set to be between 8 o'clock to 10 o'clock in the morning. Our body's metabolism rate is highest at this time. Never let your kids skip out this very important meal.
To make your child learn about healthy living and food you make them help out in the kitchen. This way he will learn some easy dishes and will like to cook and eat more. Make sure their food looks so 'pretty' and nice smelling that they cannot help but want to eat it. Just eating more is not enough, what he is eating should be healthy and beneficial too.