Every parent wants to ensure that their kids get best of the nutrition. These eating habits need to be developed from the childhood itself. It is parents responsibility to get a healthy environment around, so that kids start eating and liking healthy food from the beginning itself. A Lot of people restrict their kids while they are eating their favourite food and these restrictions lead to cravings. So below is a list of things that one can do to get kids eat healthy food.
Keep Healthy Food At Hand: Keep your kid’s favourite fruit bowl around him, whenever he feels hungry or whenever he wants to munch something he can just grab that fruit which is at his comfort level and eat.
Don’t Label Food as “bad” or “good”: It is a very good method of making your children eat by relating food with their favourite characters, or with the things that they take good care of. Don’t label any food good or bad as it awakes the curiosity in the kid to eat the bad ones and final judge them.
Praise Healthy Options: Whenever your kids choose a healthy food to eat, just praise them. It will tell them that they have made a right selection which will further boost their confidence. And to take that smile and praising again they will again make the same move and select a healthy option.
Don’t scold for the Unhealthy Choices: If your kids select some junk food or unhealthy option. Please don’t scold them, at that point of time be nice to them and explain the bad things about that item, so that their interest drops off that item. Otherwise, they will become too rigid and would crave for that item again and again.
Never Use Food as a Reward: Most of the parents give food as a reward, but this should not be a regular practice. As in a longer run, their kid might face weight problems.
Prepare Plates In the Kitchen: While being in the kitchen, one can put right proportions of the food on their kid’s plate. By this way you will be teaching your kids the right proportion of nutrition. So just get over with the buffet style dinner.
By following the above things one will let their kids eat in a healthy way and would lead to a right proportion of nutrition.