"I am a Speaker and Certified Personal Health Coach who helps diabetics and others reduce their reliance on medications, lose weight, and gain energy naturally without deprivation diets or strenuous exercise. All while focusing on your health and wellness!"

June 27, 2021

How to Make Sure Your Kids Have a Healthy Diet

Children are known for being hard to please when it comes to food. You may think that there will always be something your kids would rather eat than what you made. However, much of the control can be shifted back to you if you are willing to put in the effort and ensure your kids’ healthy diet.

Offer Them Options

The main issue that you may run into as a parent is that your kids do not want to eat what you have.  The root cause of this situation is that kids want to feel in control. According to Teach Me I’m Yours, they want to be the ones who are making the decisions. To combat this, you should give your kids options of meals, main courses, or side dishes instead of force-feeding them. You can involve your kids in meal planning or offer them specific options during mealtimes. For example, you can offer broccoli or salad during dinner and let them choose what they want. This is also important during snack time when the kids might impulsively want a bag of chips, but you can offer some fruit instead.

Ensure a Balance

With whatever your kids decide to eat, your focus should be on their dietary needs, specifically that they are getting all the vital nutrients they need. If kids do not get all the nutrients they need when they are young, it could expose them to health problems later in life or even stunt their growth. For example, according to Stellar Kids, getting enough calcium protects against tooth decay by strengthening enamel. While daily vitamins are a great alternative to ensure adequate nutrients, the best sources are directly from foods themselves. A general rule of thumb for a balanced diet is trying to eat fruits and vegetables of different colors.

Lead by Example

According to Unlock Food, the majority of your children’s diet is actually determined by what you eat and what you choose to keep in the house. From a young age, your kids will look to you to know what they should eat and how much. If you are someone who buys processed food instead of foods with whole ingredients, your children will make the same choices when they leave the house. However, if they see you enjoying a balanced diet and having a healthy relationship with food, your kids will follow suit.

Healthy diets are linked to longevity, more energy, and happier lives. These are all goals you can help your children achieve if you teach them about healthy diets.

Read this next: The Carbohydrate Conundrum

Leave a Reply


  • No events

HOMEABOUT JOHNCONTACT JOHNDISCLAIMER

The entire contents of this website are based upon the opinions of the owners unless otherwise noted. Individual articles are based upon the opinions of the respective author(s) and unless otherwise stated are not affiliated with Sensei of Wellness or John Vercelletto. Articles also may not reflect the opinion nor should be considered an endorsement by this website or its owners, The authors may retain copyright as marked. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of the owners and their community. The owners encourage you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional. 
PLEASE READ THE FULL DISCLAIMER BY CLICKING HERE

Subscribe - To My Wellness Newsletter







linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram