Kids' nutrition

Tuesday, May 20, 2003
Kids' nutrition

From the team at Fresh, here are some practical tips to ensure your kids stay on the healthy eating track.

SMALL MEALS ARE BEST
Growing bodies thrive on three small meals a day with healthy snacks in between.

INVOLVEMENT = INTEREST
If children help in the preparation of a meal, they're more likely to be interested in eating it.

DON'T BRIBE
Teach children to enjoy the benefits of good food rather than bribing them with the reward of an unhealthy treat.

CONSISTENCY
Kids thrive on routine. Serve them meals they like, with some variation, a few times a week.

LEAD BY EXAMPLE
Always look like you are enjoying the meal and don't make negative comments about food you dislike.

DRINK LESS AT DINNER
Don't fill kids up on fluids- juice, milk or even water just before a meal.

SUBSTITUTE
For every food your child hates there will be a substitute within it's food group. eg. If they won't eat meat, try fish or baked beans.

V IS FOR VEGES!
For vitamins and fibre, a child needs ½ cup of vegetables or salad every day.

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