Friday, April 12, 2013

How To Make Your Kids Eat Better - Part 1

If kids are not guided appropriately, they will eat whatever they want whenever they want to. What's worse, they won't eat at all - just playing computer games the whole day. I know so because that is what happened exactly to my kids for a week when I was out of the house and they were left under a relative's care. Anyhow, here are some ideas which can get you started on this.

Schedule and plan - Children need to stay nourished. They need to eat three full meals, two snacks and enough amount of fluids on a daily basis. If you do not take note of the time, you can easily forget to feed your children. As a result, they might end up throwing tantrums because of hunger. 

Plan your menu. More than concentrating on the taste or presentation, make sure that every meal you set is jam-packed with all the needed nutrients. Meats, veggies, fruits, milk and juices must be given in appropriate portions. 

Do not police; be a model - Kids, in general, do not like eating healthy foods. The moment you lay balanced meals on the table, they will start choosing only the meats to eat. Refrain from commenting and forcing them to eat the greens. The more you enforce, the more they will resist. Rather, show them how you enjoy eating the veggies and utter positive remarks.