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  • Kumari Rajnigandha
  • Editorial, 25 Mar 2022, 12:20 IST

5 Ways To Make Your Kids Eat Healthy Food

Kids gravitate towards food that looks colourful and yummy! Make sure that you pay extra attention to make their healthy platter look exciting.
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  • Kumari Rajnigandha
  • Editorial, 25 Mar 2022, 12:20 IST
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We live in the information era, which means we're continually bombarded with fresh information about what's "healthy" and what isn't. How do you know the best method to teach your children to make healthful food and drink choices when that knowledge is always changing? With the speeds at which children are growing, what we feed them has a significant impact on their physical, mental, and emotional health. What to feed children is a contentious issue and a source of frustration for many parents. A brief journey through the dangerous middle aisles of any grocery store reveals that much food marketing is aimed towards youngsters. To help you out of your misery, we bring to you the 5 ways to make your kids eat healthy food.

Make The Plate Colourful

make the plate colourful

When you wish to make your kids eat something healthy, you have to ensure that the food looks colourful and fun. When preparing food for kids, the presentation matters the most. If the food looks boring, the kids will not want to eat them. They will certainly throw the worst tantrums to not eat the vegetables if it looks boring. If you want your kids to finish up that bowl full of mixed vegetables, you have to ensure that it doesn’t just taste delicious but also looks mouth-watering.

Schedule A Snack Time

schedule a snack time

Eating healthy means a certain amount of discipline needs to be exercised. Your children need to understand that there’s a scheduled snacking time and that means no snacking at erratic times. Plan their meals and snacks in a way that they are comfortable. If they are eating at regular intervals then they are likely to not crave more and more for sugary candies and drinks. Having a scheduled time for snacking shall certainly help and you will notice that your kids are eating less unhealthy food. 

Don’t Comment On Their Eating Habits

dont comment to eating habits

Well, as much as you want to speak out loud against the junk food that your kid is eating; you must totally gulp your words down your throat. You need to understand that children will after all eat some amount of food that isn’t nutritious at all and you cannot do anything about it. The best way is simply to keep that amount in check and to ensure that they don’t go overboard with this habit. If you tell your kids to completely avoid eating junk food, they are bound to resist it. 

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Introduce New Food Gradually

introduce new food

If you wish to introduce a nutritious vegetable into your child’s meal, do it gradually. Children take time to develop a taste for new flavours. Getting used to liking a new food might take some time for your kids so be a little patient there. You children will adapt and acquire new tastes and flavours, you just need to give them some time.

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Allow Treats In Moderation

allow treats in moderation

You cannot and should not take away the treats from your kids. Understand that it is only natural for your kids to want to eat more treats and less green vegetables. The responsibility rests on you to strike that balance for your kids. The more you deny them the treats, the more they will gravitate towards it. Hence, incorporate a healthy amount of treats into your child’s diet. 

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