Healthy eating tips for kids
It's not always easy to encourage your children to eat a balanced diet.
Here are some tips for helping them to develop healthy habits at a young age.
1: Eat Breakfast
Eating breakfast, even if it’s just a banana and a glass of milk, kick-starts the body and makes it easier to maintain lasting energy throughout the day.
If you can get your children to establish the habit of eating a good breakfast at a young age, it should stay with them as they get older.
2: Choose Healthier Snacks
It’s easy to reach for chips or biscuits when you and your children feel like nibbling on something, but these snacks tend to be low in nutrients and high in calories.
Instead, try to keep your cupboards stocked with healthier snacks such as fruit, air-popped popcorn, unsalted nuts and unsweetened yoghurt.
3: Drink Water
Make water the drink of choice at meal times, and keep juice and sweet drinks as occasional treats.
While juice has valuable nutrients and gives a concentrated energy boost for active, growing bodies, children should go for water first when they are thirsty, not sugar-sweetened drinks.
More tips tomorrow!
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