We are a generation of food consumers with easy availability and access to all types of food items all-round the year. But this ease of consumption has reshaped our eating habits for the worse. Our children are privy to our fast-food culture and this will have a significant impact on their relationship with food. Childhood is a crucial time when lifelong food-eating practices are ingrained.
Silverline Prestige, in this blog, looks at a few of the essential aspects of a child’s nutrition and why nutrition is the bedrock of their physical and cognitive growth.
Does your child’s tiffin or meal have these food items regularly:
While these food items look fancy to the child and easy for you to pack, the truth is these food items are nothing but empty calories with poor nutritive value and the primary reason for childhood obesity and other health-related problems.
Let us now look at a possible after-school conversation.
This is how the child falls into the cycle of expressing discontent over nutritive food and not tasting any new food.
Food items with empty calories will satiate hunger pangs but not for long. Also, such foods offer zero nutritive value. A diet limited to a few food items will be deficient in essential nutrients and the health effects will be lingering and have ramifications later on.
What is Nutrition:
Nutrition is the process of eating food that will enable the physiological and cognitive development of a human being.
It is merely not filling up our stomachs but consuming well-balanced meals.
What constitutes good nutrition for children?
The presence of essential macro and micronutrients in a diet is what constitutes good nutrition. Three meals and two snacks constitute a day’s food cycle for a child. The following nutrients should be part of your child’s regular diet.
Creating healthy mealtimes for children:
So, how do we keep the fireworks only for Diwali and take the initial yet imperative step to healthy nutrition for children?
Let us have a gander at a few practical pointers.
Healthy and easy food recipe tips:
We have lost our food discipline and current food practices demand incremental efforts to instill and offer the right food choices to our children.
Food apps offer convenience but not nutrition to our children.
So, planning is essential. Here are a few quick recipes that pack the nutrition punch for children:
At Silverline Prestige, we believe that good nutrition should be a way of life taught to children at an early age. No amount of exercise can outrun or outdo the damage done by poor nutrition.
Children nowadays are suffering from myriad health problems like obesity, precocious puberty, and breathing ailments.
A child can only focus and excel in academics when given the right nutrition.
Our traditions lay emphasis on
Annam Brahma ( Food is God) is how our ancient texts have defined our food. Without good health, nothing can be achieved or enjoyed.
It is time we revisit our food practices to balance our modern-day food consumerism.
Whatever you put on your child’s plate will serve not only their body but also their mind.