Friday, September 20, 2013
Keeping The Kids Healthy...
the following is a guest post in association with SuperSavvyMe
Keeping the kids healthy
Keeping the little ones healthy is a must – allowing them to quite simply dine on anything they desire will only result in tearful, tired and unhealthy children.
As parents, we stand as the major providers for our kids, with this in mind, it’s important to prepare a variety of healthy packed lunches that the kids will enjoy. Healthy food doesn’t have to be boring and there are a number of ways to keep the kids healthy without the need for uninteresting food produce.
Learning to cook
Quite simply piling a plate full of green vegetables and healthy treats just won’t work. It’s important to let your children have a say when it comes to preparing dinner. By allowing them to help you create a variety of meals, they will quickly learn the ins and outs of the ingredients used. Most children possess a natural curiosity and as such, they want to know how things work, why they’re eating what and where certain food types come from.
A new approach
Everyone has different parenting techniques, some will choose to grow vegetables in the back garden in order to encourage the kids to eat them, whilst others will ban certain treats until each and every item on the dinner plate has been cleared. It’s a good idea to try out a few approaches in order to determine what works.
It has been suggested that conceptual framework encourages the little ones to understand the reasoning’s behind why we eat the foods we do. Teaching your children the ins and outs of healthy foods will encourage them to try new things. A child that understands all there is to know about essential nutrients is more likely to eat good foods, as opposed to a child that doesn’t know any better.
Having fun with foods
Creating shapes on the plate and making certain foods appear fun is certainly one way to encourage healthy eating habits. You may choose to mould sandwiches into animal characters or make a smiley face on the plate with a series of vegetables.
Getting the kids to interact with their food is a great encouragement tool and allowing them to try their hand at a variety of simple dinner recipes is a good way to get them involved in the cooking process.
Embrace family meals
Allowing the little ones to dine with you makes them feel grown-up and if everyone is eating the same meal, your children will more than likely be willing to try new foods. With so many cuisines to choose from, it’s wise to introduce a few different food types at a young age.
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