HOW TO ENCOURAGE HEALTHY EATING HABITS IN YOUR TODDLER?
Posted - 08 Mar 2016 By Admin
Whether you have a toddler or a teen, I believe, five of the best strategies to improve nutrition and en...courage smart eating habits in kids would be :
1.Have regular family meals.
2.Serve a variety of healthy foods and snacks.
3.Be a role model by eating healthy yourself.
4.Avoid battles over food.
5.Make eating a playtime and probably a way of spending quality time with your kids.involve them in the process.
Kids who take part in regular family meals are also:
more likely to eat fruits, vegetables, and grains
less likely to snack on unhealthy foods
less likely to smoke, use marijuana, or drink alcohol
You could Follow these basic guidelines:
1.Work fruits and vegetables into the daily routine, aiming for the goal of at least five servings a day.
2.Make it easy for kids to choose healthy snacks by keeping fruits and vegetables on hand and ready to eat. Other good snacks include low-fat yogurt, peanut butter and celery, or whole-grain crackers.
3.Serve lean meats and other good sources of protein, such as fish, eggs, beans,soya,tofu.
4.Choose whole-grain breads and cereals so kids get more fiber.
5.Limit fat intake by avoiding fried foods and choosing healthier cooking methods, such as broiling, grilling, roasting, and steaming. Choose low-fat or nonfat dairy products.
6.Limit fast food and low-nutrient snacks, such as chips and candy. But do not completely ban favorite snacks from your home. Instead, make them " once-in-a-while " foods, so kids do not feel deprived.
7.Limit sugary drinks, such as soda and fruit-flavored drinks. Serve water and low-fat milk instead.
And above all ----- Be a Role Model
The best way for you to encourage healthy eating is to eat well yourself.!!!!
That is all for now, for my next dose(article) ...stay tuned!