Eating right and eating for right reason are two different things. Read on to know how you can harvest a lifetime of healthy eating couple with opting for wholesome nutrition
We live in a super-sonic age. As parents, we live lives in the fast lane, often opting for fast foods, ready to eat foods and frequently eat out or order outside food simply out of compulsion on certain occasions. Children watch us and learn all the time apparently mirroring and adopting our habits, lifestyles and mannerisms.
You cannot force them to eat breakfast when you simply get away with a cup of coffee. If they watch you have fruits or eggs for breakfast, they too will feel motivated to try the same. If you are munching on a bag of chips while watch the Cricket match or a movie gulping down a bottle of coke and tell them that these are bad foods, it will not work. You see, they derive all their knowledge from what they see their parents and significant adults do. So if you don’t practice what you preach, it will leave them confused. So Cola is bad for me but good for Mom/Dad. See… it doesn’t fit into their simple world. Childhood obesity is looming large and the statics are alarming. Fancy foods like Burger, Pizza, Fries and Chips as well sugar laden and instant energy foods like cookies, chocolates and sweets are the culprits.
Just like the early bird catches the worm, the early years of your child’s life lay a foundation of healthy eating habits. The best time to start is when you have weaned them. Make sure they taste every food item. You can encourage them to eat from your plate too. This gives them an experience to explore and experiment with a variety of tastes.
If as a parent you feel that you have missed the bus and your child is already too finicky and picky about food, you can still do a lot to help them change tracks. This is how you can use meal time to cultivate great eating habits. Read on to know how:
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