Healthy Eating Habits for Kids
Healthy Food, Healthy Snacks and Healthy Meals are a really important part of your kids health and developing healthy eating habits. Try to have a structured eating routine through out the day. (For example, breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner.) Offer your children healthy foods and allow them to decide what and how much they want to eat. If they aren’t hungry, or don’t like a certain food, don’t worry because there will be another healthy eating opportunity around the corner.
Healthy Eating for Children
Children who eat healthily don’t think of themselves as ‘healthy eaters’. They are just eating food that they like. The three most important things to remember are
- Lots of fruit and vegetables (around half of what you eat should be fruit and vegetables)
- Less packaged food (which often contains lots of sugar, salt and other nasties)
- Treats in moderation (nothing is forbidden in moderation, but moderation is the key)
Most parents struggle with picky eaters from time to time. The majority of children are fussy and picky between the ages of 2 and 7. It’s important not to make things worse by pressurising your children to eat. Parental behaviour can go a long way to helping your picky eater learn healthy eating habits.
Whether your child is fussy or not, these blog posts will help you teach your child healthy eating habits. Remember, patience and persistence are the keys.
Healthy Meals and Snacks
This page is an index of all my pages with healthy meals and snacks that we love to eat as a family. All of the food that I write about has been presented to my children (normally it’s one of our favourites). I’m constantly adding more recipes.