Saturday, 27 February 2016

Healthy Kids are Happy Kids

Getting children and teenagers to take a liking for nutritious food is challenging. Children naturally develop an inclination for the foods they enjoy most, so the challenge is to make healthy choices appealing.

Healthy eating can boost energy, increase height, improve memory and concentration and enhance immunity. The amount children should eat depends on their age, appetite and activity levels.

 Breads, cereals, fruits and vegetables are a good source of fiber, carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and minerals. Oils and margarine should be consumed in small amounts while confectionery, soft drinks, chips and crisps should be avoided. It’s also important for children and adolescents to consume plenty of water as part of a balanced diet.

Keep fruits, vegetables, whole grain, snacks and healthy beverages (water, milk, pure fruit juice) around and easily accessible, so your children become used to healthy snacking instead of gorging on junk food like soda, chips or cookies.

By encouraging healthy eating habits now, you can make a positive impact on your child’s health and give them the best chance to grow into healthy, confident and happy adults.

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