Hay there all you foodie lovers!
Today and for the following week this blog will divided into a blog series which will be concentrating about eating right for your age group.
As we get older our interests, priorities, needs and eating habits change and with that so do our nutritional needs too.
As we go through life stages our nutritional needs very but the core principles of a healthy, balanced diet remains the same“balance, variety and moderation” .
So when eating for your age, the good news is, whatever your age, the right food choices can help you feel your best so you stay on top of your commitments and enjoy life. Treat your body well. Enjoy
Today’s blog we will be starting off with eating right for kids.
Eating Healthy for children
Eating healthily is vital for children to help them reach best possible potential mentally and physically.
Encourage children to enjoy a variety of foods:
Expose children to as many different healthy foods as possible by offering them new foods regularly, one at a time and in small amounts – and remember to eat with them. May it be pumpkin, peas, broccoli, carrots or tomatoes. Offer a variety regularly.
Provide plenty of vegetables and fruits every day:
Since each and every fruit and vegetable contains different nutrients, it is important to eat a variety each day. “Plenty” means at least five portions of different vegetables and/or fruits a day. Apply the 5 a day rule.
Take in sufficient dairy daily:
Be it full cream or reduced fat milk (plain or flavoured), cheese and yoghurt they are all rich in calcium and are crucial minerals for the development of strong bones and teeth.
Chicken, fish, meat or eggs can be eaten daily, and include regular helpings of dry beans, split peas, lentils and soy.