Grow Your Healthy Kid

'There comes a seven-layered creamy, spicy and cheesy burger loaded with potato fries, fresh tomatoes, cucumber, tender lettuce leaves patched up with mayo and crunchy chicken served with special flavored dips'. It is cravings! These foods dominate the eating habit of kids. Taste buds cannot curb the temptation!

Kids are always fussy eaters. They refuse to eat anything healthy, especially fruits and veggies. Fresh produces contains a huge amount of fibers, vitamins, and minerals which they avoid for tasty junk foods. They are losing health for the rest of their life. It is hard to break favorite choices they made, but a purposeful approach is necessary to break the unhealthy eating habit in kids.

Let's see the significance of nutrition for kids,

Why is nutrition so Important?

Growing children requires the right amount of nutrition. The conversation with your kid should prioritize the power of healthy eating. It is this stage that hones your kid's physical and mental abilities. The rapid growth of the nervous system and brain cells occurs during childhood and It requires a high amount of nutritional food for proper well-being. Assist your kid in developing a healthy eating style and nurture them.

  • During the infancy stage, they do not have enough calories or energy. Provide them with nourishing food to stay strong and energetic. A balanced amount of macros such as carbohydrates, fats, and protein should come in ratio with micros, i.e., vitamins and minerals. This builds stronger muscles, harder teeth, and nurtured cells.

Let us have a look at immunity booster food for kids,

The antioxidants such as spinach, broccoli, strawberries, blueberries, pecans, etc.
Almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, eggs, and milk are good sources of healthy fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals.
Juicy oranges and lemons are the big sources of vitamin c.
Apple cider vinegar, fermented foods, and yogurt are probiotics required for a healthy gut.
The iron-rich foods include soybean, legumes, lentils, chickpeas, etc.

Selectively add each item to the meal and help your tot in choosing a fruitful eating habit.

What are the benefits of Healthy Eating?

Do you want to see your kid facing mental and health problems from a young age? A healthy and active child is every parent's wish. For developing both mental and physical abilities they should be provided with highly rich nutritious food. This will benefit them for a long period.

This is going to help your kid to have,

  1. An energetic physique that is helpful for their development.

  2. Stronger bones and teeth that are required for a healthy life.

  3. It improves mental health and well-being.

  4. Develop resistance to chronic diseases.

  5. To maintain a healthy weight in ratio to height.

  6. Enhances the intelligence and thought process.

  7. They become more clear and active in understanding things.

These benefits are for the long term to make your kid stay happy, healthy, and strong always. Physical and mental health are satisfied which is significant for their life.

What are the consequences of undernutrition?

Following an improper diet would result in lasting consequences. The major reason for chronic diseases, recurrent illness, infant mortality, etc. are causes of malnutrition. Taking care of their meal is important for the proper development of bones, muscles, brain, etc.

Let's have a look at some of Its aftereffects

The short-term adverse effects are,

  1. Recurring episodes of illness come as fever, tiredness, and fatigue.
  2. The body gets no nutrition and becomes weak and lean
  3. It causes mental and physical retardation.
  4. They become lazy and show no interest in games and learning.

  • The long-term adverse effects are,

  1. Incomplete development of bones and muscles.

  2. It causes poor performance in schools.

  3. They become poor work performers at the workplace and show low productivity.

  4. In the case of a girl child, it can adversely affect fertility and childbearing capacity.

Understand the serious issues caused by malnutrition and make them think wisely to change their unhealthy choices.

How to create healthy meal time for your kid?

  1. Try to spend meal time with kids: Plan weekly meals together and inculcate a feeling of belongingness, sharing, and caring in them.

  2. Talk to them about healthy eating habits: Advice and understand them about the healthy foods they should choose daily.

  3. Get them involved in cooking: Encourage them to help in the kitchen and make them learn about a healthy diet.

  4. Take your child to grocery shops: Allow them to choose a few items to be included in a weekly diet.

  5. Encourage them to have new fresh produce daily: Fruits and veggies are the sources of different vitamins and minerals. Make them choose daily.

  6. Stay calm and patient: Let the kids eat as much as they want. Don't force or bribe unhealthy foods to complete their meal.

  7. Encourage mindful eating and family discussion: Put conscious effort into bringing the mealtime positive and heart-filling.

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