Good Eating Habits For Children

Good nutrition and a balanced diet provides a healthy growth for your children. It is the responsibility of the parents to encourage good eating habits for their children. In fact children who lack of essential vitamins and nutrients do not perform well in their academics and have the possibility to have an aggressive behavior.

Studies also show that overweight children tend to become overweight adults and that’s why children should be given adequate nutrients as it is essential for their development and growth. Because of this, parents should be aware on what and how they feed their children, together with introducing foods that are healthy so children could recognize what is the best and healthy food for them.

Parents should show a good example for their children where practicing healthy meals will be followed by their children. Teaching children about the importance of eating a balanced and healthy meal is a wise step. This process might take several months and explain why some foods are healthier than others.

Adequate nutrition and a balance meal is essential for a healthy life. However nowadays we can see various unhealthy food advertisements through media thus parents have to be creative in order to introduce and implement good eating habits for their children.

Here is some meals that is good for children:

  • Bread, pasta and rice.
  • Fruits and vegetables.
  • Meat, fish, eggs, and beans on a daily basis – for protein
  • Cheese, milk and yogurt daily –  for healthy bones.
  • Breakfast cereal, margarine and oily fish rich in Vitamin D – ensures a good supply of calcium.
  • Citrus fruits, oranges, lemon, and potatoes – good source of Vitamin C.

Good eating habits helps children to maintain a healthy weight and increases chance of doing well at school. It also improves concentration and behavior thus there is no reason why parents will ignore this matter. By starting to give your children a nutritious meal, you can ensure that your children can practice good eating habits at an early stage in their lives and continue practicing it until they become adult and later on.

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  • the daughter of my sister has been under her grandmother because my sister and her husband need to place all time on the work in another city.

    Now, the little gril only eat egg and milk and rice.Never eat other food.

    The result is that the gril is very little and very light in the weight even though it is still clever.

    So, balanced diet is so important . you do not need tp spend too money, Only balanced diet is enough

  • You have mentioned good health diet for the children and i just want to ask one thing that does it happens when children behaves so aggressive they have very high enrich diet?

  • I agree that children should start a good eating habit at a very young age, because they will be disciplined. This will also a good way to prevent them from being obese in the future. And it will definitely create big impact on their lives.

  • I have a very picky eater. I am really tempted to stop buying the few foods that he does like so that I can get him to try new things. I figure, if kids are hungry enough they will eat what is put in front of them.

  • very interesting post, many kids eating habits are plain horrible these days. i also think that parents play a key role when it comes to kids nutrition.

  • My kids keep on eating fast foods and I can’t stop them. One of them won’t eat when he cannot sees this burger. Any advise?

  • 1. I agree with ‘smoth recipes’ when childern are hungy they will eat what we give them. I do not say starve your kids, but rather manage their foods. We quit snacks eating at 17:00 so by 18:30 the kids are hungry for dinner.

    2. What ever we eat – they eat. Be responsible.

    3. Childern like to play, it is possible to make food fun, by unique color or faces on plate. Call foods in funny names, help kids with cooking ect..

  • Thanks for the post. Having good eating habits as an adult starts right off when an individual is still at a very young age. This can be brought about by parents teaching them. Although I must admit that they can be very picky, but with proper training, I think these children can still be taught.

  • For newly mothers good posting. Mostly children does not eat properly. On that time very difficult to convice them. But yeah I can try to make a good and creative receipes.

  • The poor heating habits of many young children is often a reflection of modern society, having 2 parents who work, with little time for properly prepared meals. Ready made and convernience food is the quick and easy alternative with adverse consequences.

    • Well put, sir, well put. I’ll ceanirtly make note of that.

    • Anyone know what’s being planned for the lot besides a drive thru? I can only imagine Dunking Donuts, but they’re across the street and already have a drive thru.

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  • Poor eating habits of young children is a consequence of modern life, working parents don’t have the time to prepare good health meals.

  • Very interesting to say the least! I will need to use some of them! It really isn’t that easy as the commercials make it seem. You really need to be extremely consistent and you should never stop trying. The results will show in due time.

  • I learned that setting an example for my children helped me to improve their eating habits. When I kept only healthy fruits around the house for snacking on and they watched me eating them they soon followed suit.

  • I’m blessed my son has always eaten healthy or at least as healthy as my wife and I eat. My problem is getting him to drink enough water. For some reason, he finds it a chore.

    • Y QUE ME DICEN DE MONICA BELUCCI ESTA BUENA MEJOR QUE JOHANSSON, PERO MUCHO MEJOR QUE LA ESQUELETICA DE LA ALBA ESA MINA NO TIENE NADA DE BUENO Y MAS ENCIMA PORTADORA DE ENEMDEEDARFS VENEREAS LA PUTA CULA ES VERDAD QUE COMO ACTRIZ ES MUY PENCA NOES NADA COMPARADA CON LA RICA ANGELINA JOLIE ESA MUJER SI QUE SABE ACTUAR NI AUNQUE FUERA GRATIS IRIA AL CINE A VER ALA ALBA DESPUES DE HABER COMTIDO EL ERROR DE VER HONEY

  • parent have a major role in building and developing eating habits in children !

  • Healthy weight is easy to maintain, just watch your diet and always exercise.,.~

  • ulcer is quite painful and sometimes it is deadly too, my grandmother died from ulcer:”.

  • healthy weight may not be achieved easily if you are very lazy to exercise~;,

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  • ulcer is a very painful disease, i hate ulcer”~”

  • I agree with the eating habits, a child should be teach with the good eating habits at younger ages with proper discipline and give the healthy meals with full of nutrition.

  • maintaining a healthy weight can be tricky because it revolves around genetics and some other factors ‘`;

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