The Importance Of Proper Diet And Nutrition
Parents with obese children are often not sure of what to feed their kids. As children of different ages tend to have different nutritional needs therefore the parents must choose to feed them in such a way that they meet those required needs. While diet is merely the food given by us to our children, nutrition refers to the way that food nourishes their bodies. So, parents needs to make good nutritional choices while preparing meals for their children.
Today we are living in a world where fast foods like fries, nuggets and cheese burgers are dominating the minds of our children. Hence, it is our responsibility as parents to encourage our children to eat at least five or more servings of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. Promoting good eating habits from an early age is a good way to bring up a children. You should eat those same fruits and vegetables in front of your kid and show them that you are enjoying it. This will create a desire in the mind of your children to adopt the same good eating habits and as a result they will have a much healthier and fit lifestyle.
As far as diet of obese children is concerned, you need to be exactly aware of the foods your kid likes and incorporate fruits and vegetables in them. You can do that by consulting a cook book or you can even search the internet for some good recipes of incorporating fruits and vegetables into things your kid likes such as muffins etc. You can also take them to the store with you and ask them to pick the fruits they like and get them to eat a fruit salad preferably with strawberries, melons and cantaloupes.