Have you ever wondered how to make your children eat all those healthy foods they need for proper growth?
I don’t have kids yet, but working in child – nutrition for most of my health career has awoken the inner child in me and has also made me realize that children’s health is all about being creative and also leading by example.
From the adorable new Disney’s movie Moana …
♥ Alessia Cara – How Far I’ll go
5 tips to help raise healthy kids
ツ The example must begin at home!
Having breakfast with your children every morning even if it has to be rushed before taking them to school, is worth it. It is best to have breakfast during the first 2 hours of being awake as this reduces the intake of highly processed foods and cravings while children are at school.
ツ Colourful and fun lunches!
You don’t have to abuse the cream to make pasta look amazing! Check out this cuteness!
ツ Prepare in advance!
You can try to prepare easy things, such as wraps by preparing everything you want to put into them (lettuce, tomato, chicken) the night before or during the weekend and use Tupperware to have it all ready to put together quickly.
ツ Coolest lunch-box!
When it comes to preparing kid’s lunch boxes, try to think of things that will make them “popular” at school for having the “coolest” meal such as easy fun sandwiches. Try avoiding high-caloric foods such as cookies, pastries, and juices.
ツ Let go your inner artist and have fun in the kitchen!
If your child always tries to dodge eating time and prefers sodas, chocolates, and crackers, don’t be scared to explore and let go your inner artist! The sky is the limit and you can use lots of fun foods to create the easiest masterpieces with lots of colors, flavors, and textures. They won’t only look SUPER CUTE but also will turn their eating experiences into fun ones such as this simple slice of bread with cottage cheese.
I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Food Science, and have had experience giving nutrition programs to elite gymnasts at the Mexican Olympic Committee and also have experience developing nutrition programs targeted to children. I graduated from my Master’s Degree in Global Health with a thesis analyzing over 400 articles containing nutrition topics at the seven most influential newspapers in the United Kingdom with a thesis called “Coverage of childhood obesity in UK newspapers from 2007 to 2014: A Quantitative content analysis.”