5 Tips of Healthy Eating Habits
All of us play an important role in making sure that our new generation applies a healthy eating habit in our daily meals.
Parents and older siblings should demonstrate how to eat healthy to younger kids or siblings as these kids are the “copy cats” who love to imitate older family member’s good habits.
For some healthy tips on how you can start influencing others on healthy eating habits from an early age, read the following tips for a good start of the day.
5 Tips of Healthy Eating Habits
1. Are You A Role Model? –
Young kids and siblings tending to imitate older family member’s actions, so it is vital that you as a parent to practice healthy eating habit yourself at home.
Teach your children how to eat healthy with various categories of foods such as fruits, vegetables, pastas, bread and lean meats instead of munching down potato chips and doughnuts in front of them.
In addition, make it a point to educate them on the food nutrition so that they could understand the purpose of healthy eating.
2. Eat At Home-
It is better to eat at home rather than dinning outside as home cooking is usually considered healthy practice you could take control of the amount of seasonings, ingredients and the cooking method that you preferred which is much convenient and beneficial to the family’s health.
In order to make things easier, always plan ahead before cooking time.
Think of healthy breakfast ideas, lunch ideas, snack ideas and dinner ideas by browsing through different websites, magazines, recipe book or simply ask your family members for their ideas.
In addition, you can always rely on your favorite brand of cooking products which are ready-made, packed in small sachets and cheap to make your cooking task easier and quicker too.
3. Food Pyramid-
Make nutrition easy for children to understand by showing them the food pyramid
Teach them about the right food proportions and why we have to eat less or more of a certain food.
Let them know that what happens when they consume too much or even too little of a certain food.
Children eating healthy are vital as they will adapt to this healthy eating habits until they are grown up as adults and they too will teach their kids the knowledge that they had learnt.
A healthy diet includes adequacy, balance, moderation and variety of food.
4. Choose The Right Food-
The supermarket is a wonderful place to teach kids about healthy nutrition by choosing the right food.
Allow them to involve in your grocery shopping trip by letting them pickup the packaging, fruits, vegetables which you had selected.
Use this golden opportunity to educate them on what is healthy food and what should be taken in moderation such as sugar, butter and salt.
5. Helping Your Child’s Growth-
Do you know that protein is more important to kids than the other nutrients?
As the kids are growing up day by day, proteins helps to build-up new cells and repair old ones too.
Do make it a point to include some protein food in your child’s daily meals in order to help your child’s growth, to keep him healthy and strong.
Some healthy protein food ideas are roasted chicken sandwiches, baked fish, yogurt eggs and fiber
Cheers to all parents in getting your kids to healthy eating habits !
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