What your kids are eating becomes your major concern. Here are a few tips to make them fit:
1- Give your children a variety of fruits and vegetables from an early age to make them enjoy and encourage them to consume healthy foods.2- Don’t allow kids to have sweets and fatty foods as snacks.3- Keep fruits, raw vegetables, low-fat crakes, yoghurt around for children to eat between meals.4- Ask children to help prepare meals so as to make them enjoy cooking.5- Do not give skim milk to children under 5 as they require extra calories in whole milk.6- Do not add too much sugar to drinks and foods.7- Don’t make the children get used to too much salt.8- Don’t make the children cat more than they want.9- Don’t make children feel guilty about eating any type of food.
1. Fresh and dried fruits.2. Yoghurt.3. Plain popcorn.4. Breakfast cereals.5. Rice cakes and whole-grain crackers or bread sticks.6. Sticks of carrot, celery or other raw vegetables and cherry tomatoes with nutritious dips.7. Water, milk or fresh fruit juices.
GOOD LUNCH PACK SHOULD HAVE THE FOLLOWING THINGS
For Carbohydrates:1. Muffins or cakes2. Biscuits3. Bread4. Noodle salad or pasta salad5. Sandwiches
For Proteins:1. Bean salad2. Chicken slices or chicken tikka pieces3. Sausages4. Boiled eggs5. Fish (boneless pieces)6. Roast meat slices
For Calcium:1. Flavoured yoghurt with fruit chunks and honey2. Cheese3. Chocolate desserts4. Fruit smoothies5. Milk shakes6. Pudding or custards7. Milk
For Vitamins:1. Carrots2. Cucumber3. Salad leaves4. Cauliflower5. Radishes6. Red pepper7. Sweet corn8. Tomatoes9. Yellow peppers10. Apple11. Banana12. Dried fruits13. Grapes14. Juices (fresh)15. Mango16. Orange17. Pear18. Plum19. Raspberries20. Strawberries
Choose one item from each section mentioned above in lunch daily.
Give sugary drinks once in a while. Pop a straw with drinks to protect teeth. Use chilled water bottles to give with lunch. First your kids will miss the sugary drinks but later on they will get used to it.
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