Food wisdom

It is certainly not easy to help kids to develop a healthy relationship with food. The habits that the child develops in the early years will have an effect on his health. And with childhood obesity on the rise it is absolutely necessary that they develop the right habits as otherwise it can endanger their health in the coming years. From diabetes to high cholesterol, children are facing health issues now that were once thought to be strictly adult problems.

Buy healthy foods – Kids will eat what’s in the kitchen; so stock the fridge with a variety of fruits and vegetables.

Praise healthy choices and ignore unhealthy ones – Let your kid know that they’ve taken a positive step by choosing healthy food. When they pick unhealthy food, offer some healthier alternatives to try to help them to choose more wisely.

Don’t use food as a reward – Try physical rewards instead, like a cricket match or a visit to a swimming pool. Eat dinner together – Eating regularly as a family can help children develop better eating habits. Make these meals even better by serving healthy portions in the kitchen, rather than bringing the serving dishes to the table. Your kids will learn about healthy portion sizes and how much food is enough. Don’t limit foods – Doing so raises the chance that your child may develop eating disorders. Limiting food can harm your child’s growth and development. Get feedback – Find out what healthy foods are your kids favorites. Serve those more often and cut back on the foods they don’t like. Talk to your pediatrician – If you think your child has a weight problem, the first step should be to consult the doctor.

And so with all these tips I will definitely give you some kid friendly but healthy recipes.

Rice flour and Spring Onion Cheelay
Pasta in Creole Sauce
Waffles with Honeyed Bananas

Till I write again
Sanjeev Kapoor.


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