NUTRITIONAL HABITS :
Adopting nutritional mealtime habits go a long way in maintaining your overall fitness. Youngsters today are under the impression that when elders guide them about eating the right food, they are actually referring to the boring 'dal chawal' foodstuff but that's only a misconception.
Well, one thing that parents can do to promote healthy eating habits is that they should encourage the idea of eating family meal, in which the entire family sits together and eats the meal. The basic idea of having a family meal is that the parents can act as the role model for kids and induce them to eat healthy foods.
Fresh fruits and green vegetables should be incorporated into the daily food intake, as they provide the nutrients that are necessary for the body. A fabulous idea that can develop the interest of your child in healthy foods is to present nutrient rich food beautifully. To say for example if fruits are presented in the form of colorful fruit salad, definitely the child would get tempted into trying it, owing to the fact that it looks good.
Motivate the child to eat healthy nutritious snacks like yogurt, peanut butter and celery, or whole-grain crackers and cheese. If your child likes to eat non-veg, then prefer serving lean meat. Eating fiber food is very beneficial, as it keeps your digestive system good. So, give your child whole-grain breads and cereals.There is a need to alter your cooking method, in the sense, that instead of frying food item, opt for methods like boiling, grilling, roasting and steaming. Fatty foods are not good for health, therefore the food items that fall into this category, should be avoided to be served at home.
Well, the idea is not to deprive your child from his/her favorite food item, but to make him learn as to how to lead a healthy lifestyle. If the child gets lured by fad foods, its not that he/she is prohibited from consuming it, but there is definitely a need to moderate the quantity of unhealthy foods. As important is to eat healthy nutrition rich food, equally vital is to eat in a balanced manner, because excess of everything is bad. So, eat healthy and increase the longevity of your life.