Nothing is surprising in the fact that a child is tired, inattentive, and often sick if its diet contains
a lot of sweets, bakery products, fried products, or sausages because all of them have a very
low nutritional value (little vitamins, minerals, dietary fibers, proteins, complex carbohydrates
and a lot of sugars, saturated fats). Therefore, the task of parents is to take care of proper
balanced nutrition for children and healthy products in their diet. Let’s find out 7 useful rules for
healthy and happy living.
Teach your Little One to Have Breakfast
Research shows that children who have breakfast tend to eat healthier throughout the day, have
fewer snacks (which is great for building eating behaviors and healthy blood sugar levels), are
less likely to be overweight, more active, and perform tasks well. It is important to have a
healthy breakfast not with simple carbohydrates, but with whole foods e.g.
● oatmeal or other cereal with berries and butter
● whole grain bread, greens, vegetables, baked meat/fish
Add Proteins, Fats, and Carbohydrates to Each Meal
To make it easier to follow this advice, print and hang a list on the refrigerator with different
columns divided into proteins, fats, and carbohydrates and select the products for breakfast,
lunch, and dinner, supplementing them with vegetables and greens.
Give your little one fruits, berries, nuts, and sour-milk products for a snack. You can include
sweets in a snack or breakfast, but not as the basis of a meal. A good option for a snack would
be chickpea puree with vegetables that the child likes, and whole grain bread. On Organic’s
Best Shop you can find many useful baby snacks such as puree pouches cereals and porridge,
Build a Clear Diet Schedule
Teach a baby to eat according to the schedule at the designated time, keeping gaps of at least
3 hours between meals. Establish rules for healthy eating such as eating only at the kitchen
table at home, without gadgets, or TV, and preferably with the whole family.
Make a Kid Drink Water
Healthy nutrition for children also includes a sufficient water regime. Teach a baby to drink
enough water and unsweetened drinks. It is an extremely important habit for metabolism, good
digestion, pooping, concentration, etc., a habit. And vice versa: fewer juices, fresh drinks,
brewed drinks, sweet teas.
Cook and Choose Products Together With a Child
Cooking breakfast or dinner together, and visiting the supermarket are good opportunities to
show a child different products and explain the principles of forming a healthy food plate. If you
did not have such a tradition in your family before, you should give it a try. Don’t get tired of
offering. Look for different approaches. Perhaps your little one likes to watch video recipes
together and then implement them in the kitchen.
Create a Friendly Atmosphere at the Table
The time spent together at the table is not only about satisfying hunger. It is also a great
opportunity for the family to be together, to tell each other how the day went, or to make plans
for the weekend. Choose such topics for conversations that will be interesting to all participants
of the meal. Avoid difficult questions such as problems at school or work, failing an exam, or
missing class. Let the time of eating be pleasant and calm for every member of the family. It is
also a good moment to discuss individual tastes, dishes, and products that you have on the
table. If a child does not like a certain dish, do not force it to finish the meal. Better ask a baby
what it would like to taste instead.