Eating a healthy diet is critical to children’s physical development. Find out here how you can convince your children of fruit and vegetables without neglecting the enjoyment.
In Germany, every fifth child and every third young person is overweight. Too much fat, protein and sugar and too little carbohydrates and fiber make children fat. In addition, despite the large selection of food, many children suffer from deficiency symptoms. This mainly applies to the minerals calcium, iron and iodine, as well as vitamin D and folic acid. The calcium contained in milk, for example, in combination with vitamin D, which the body produces when exposed to light, is responsible for bone metabolism. The folic acid contained in cabbage, peas and spinach stimulates cell formation. In order to feed your child healthily, plant foods should come first, followed by animal protein. Fat and sugar should be the exception.
How eating habits can contribute to healthy eating
Even if you know what food is good for your children, it can sometimes be difficult to apply this knowledge in everyday life. Structure is crucial for a healthy diet. Three meals a day are the norm and help keep track of how much your kids are actually eating. If you want to get your kids excited about healthy eating, they should be involved. Chopping together, cooking and setting the table are fun and your children will be proud. If your child helped prepare the meal, they will think twice about leaving the vegetables. Take Your Children Seriously: If your child isn’t hungry, don’t force them to eat. If he is hungry outside of meals, give him a slice of bread or a piece of fruit. When eating together at the table, the child learns to enjoy consciously.