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Healthy Eating Habits for Kids

Healthy Eating Habits for Kids
Children need a healthy diet if they develop health. What your kids are eating becomes your major concern. Here are a few tips to make them fit in health.
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  • 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.

  • HEALTHY SNACKS

  • 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 cakes
    2. Biscuits
    3. Bread
    4. Noodle salad or pasta salad
    5. Sandwiches

  • For Proteins:
    1. Bean salad
    2. Chicken slices or chicken tikka pieces
    3. Sausages
    4. Boiled eggs
    5. Fish (boneless pieces)
    6. Roast meat slices

  • For Calcium:
    1. Flavoured yoghurt with fruit chunks and honey
    2. Cheese
    3. Chocolate desserts
    4. Fruit smoothies
    5. Milk shakes
    6. Pudding or custards
    7. Milk

  • For Vitamins:
    1. Carrots
    2. Cucumber
    3. Salad leaves
    4. Cauliflower
    5. Radishes
    6. Red pepper
    7. Sweet corn
    8. Tomatoes
    9. Yellow peppers
    10. Apple
    11. Banana
    12. Dried fruits
    13. Grapes
    14. Juices (fresh)
    15. Mango
    16. Orange
    17. Pear
    18. Plum
    19. Raspberries
    20. Strawberries

  • Choose one item from each section mentioned above in lunch daily.

  • OTHER SUGGESTIONS

  • 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.

  • Important Note: The articles presented are provided by third party authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of KhanaPakana.com. They should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis. Consult with your physician prior to following any suggestions provided.

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