Healthy meals for pre-school children
Childhood healthy dietary development begins in childhood. By showing healthy eating habits, parents teach children the foods they need for normal growth and development. As your child grows, knowing which nutrients are needed and what amounts to provide helps them to maintain a healthy weight.
In most households, parents are working and management, time, and schedule take precedence over providing healthy food and snacks, but there is no time to plan a meal in advance. When shopping for groceries, look for cooked food in a microwave oven or processed food that can be heated quickly on the stove. They declare that they do not have time to read the labels and look for foods with low sodium or fat. They look for foods that can be prepared easily and quickly. In the case of snacks, they tend to grab chips, cookies, candies instead of fresh fruits.
In many cases, parents develop habits of purchasing "fatty foods" that can be filled with fat, sugar, and sodium when preschooling or leaving their children from school. This leads to obesity of children and adults.
In today's rapid pace of society, you will tell young parents nutrients and will guide you to make better choices depending on which foods feed them. Second, it is a great help to make simple recipes and food visually appealing. A simple chart showing guidelines for caloric intake and serving for each age group also gives parents good nutrition insight.
Children love shopping for groceries. They can be of great help with small guidance of adults. Please set some rules before entering the store. "I want it, I want it, I want it." Good behavior will be rewarded with healthy snacks, such as choosing your own fresh fruit.
You will be amazed that a good helper kid can do it when preparing meals. Consider appropriate work considering age. When placing the table, placing butter and seasoning on the table, folding the napkin, stirring biscuits and cornbread mix, they feel special and feel a sense of accomplishment. Children who help prepare meals will be easier to try healthy prepared foods.
Finally, if you plan a snack at specific times during the day, the child will not compromise on appetite due to meal time. Please keep nutritious snacks around the house instead of chips and cookies. With such simple guidelines, we should be able to guide our children to a healthy diet.