Teaching kids to eat well can be tricky. You don’t want to give them more facts than they can grasp or turn every meal into a lecture. But wait too long and they could pick up unhealthy habits in the meantime.
Parents can Teaching kids to eat well across by talking with them about the food they put in their bodies, why it matters, and how they can learn to make the healthiest choices.
Many may ask how do you explain healthy eating to a child?
Here are the most important lessons I’ve learned, which should help you guide your kids to eat better.
Do not use hot spices in cooking:
Seasonings cause heartburn and irritate the lining of the baby’s stomach.
Each new product for kids should be introduced in small quantities, gradually increasing it:
This rule is necessary to notice how the child’s body reacts to the product.
The child’s diet should include as much as possible more varied dishes and introduce him to different tastes.
- For breakfast: preference should be given to porridge or casseroles, as they are easy to digest.
- For lunch: the child should eat soups, and for the second – meat or fish with a side dish.
- For dinner: you can offer your child easily digestible vegetables so as not to overload his body.
The child’s diet must include fruits, dairy products, juices, etc…
How do you feed kids?
Don’t be alarmed if your child is eating poorly. Pay attention to your child’s activity during the day. If the child is playing cheerfully or doing other things without feeling hungry, then there is no need to try to force-feed him.
Sneak in soy: Even if your kids don’t have milk allergies, soy milk, in moderation, is a terrific source of healthy phytochemicals. My kids don’t like soy milk but don’t notice when it’s hidden in a recipe. I use the low-fat, calcium-fortified kind in some recipes that call for milk, such as oatmeal, mashed potatoes, and sauces.
Remember that it is up to you to feed your kids well:
Therefore, if the child does not want to eat some kind of dish, it is better to find a replacement for him. Do not insist on your own, otherwise, the process of eating will not bring joy to you or your child, but will become another reason for conflicts with him.
Decorate the cooked meal:
Use your imagination to make a favorite child’s character from different pieces of food. If the meal will remind the child of the game process and evoke pleasant emotions, then he will more willingly sit down at the table and eat the food offered.
Be a role model: If you’re constantly on a diet or have erratic eating habits, your children will grow up thinking that this sort of behavior is normal. Be honest with yourself about the kinds of food messages you’re sending. Trust your body to tell you when you’re hungry and when you’re full, and your kids will learn to do the same.
Cut back on junk: Remember, you not your kids are in charge of the foods that enter the house. By having fewer junk foods around, you’ll force your children to eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and dairy products.
Get kids cooking: If your children become involved in choosing or preparing meals, they’ll be more interested in eating what they’ve created. Take them to the store, and let them choose to produce for you. If they’re old enough, allow them to cut up vegetables and mix them into a salad.
cooking together father and mother and child brings both pleasant emotions, teaches interaction and understanding of each other, and promotes a good appetite.
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