Tag: child development
Every parent wants their children to grow up healthy. Your child’s health will be affected by the nutrition he/she intakes. especially during the first five years.
Eating shouldn’t ever be forced, especially with so many options available in each meal group. Include your child in the process of meal preparation or grocery shopping so they can select their favourite nutrient-dense whole foods.
What child should eat
- Fruit: is a great source of nutrients, especially vitamins A, C, and E. Apples and oranges are two of our favourites around here at Kids’ Care Club. Avoid using any fruit juice for this food group since the juice is high in sugar, increases the risk of tooth decay, and makes people want sweeter drinks.
- Fresh Vegetables: Although youngsters may have a negative perception of vegetables, early exposure to them and role models that promote a healthy diet can help to curb finicky eating habits. Choose organic foods whenever possible to reduce your exposure to pesticides.
- Protein: Meat, poultry, beans, peas, eggs, shellfish, almonds, and more are all sources of protein. This protein is necessary for the body of your child to be healthy.
- Calcium: is a mineral required for the healthy growth and upkeep of strong bones and teeth. This mineral is abundant in dairy products, which include milk, yoghurt, and cheese. eliminating dairy? Fish, soy milk, tofu, and other calcium-fortified dairy alternatives are all excellent choices. Spinach is our personal favourite among leafy green veggies.
- Whole Grains: Whole grains and starchy meals are sources of essential vitamins and minerals, complex carbs, and other nutrients that provide your youngster with enough energy. Whole-grain pasta, whole-grain bread, rice, potatoes, and whole-grain cereals are all good choices.
What child should not eat
- Added Sugar: Granulated sugar, high fructose corn syrup, brown sugar, and other added sugars can all be found in our diets. When you go food shopping in the future, choose cereals with few sugars added, a variety of fruits, and homemade smoothies.
- Saturated/Trans Fats: In addition to fried and prepared foods, saturated and trans fats are frequently present in animal products. These raise blood cholesterol levels, increasing the risk of heart disease. Cheeses, beef, whole-fat milk, butter, ice cream, and palm and coconut oils all contain them.
- Sodium: Early dietary influences shape a person’s predilection for salt as a flavour. Fast food, frozen meals (frozen pizza! ), and snacks (potato chips!) are common food categories, and while they may taste delicious, choosing healthier choices can result in better lifelong habits.