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Healthy food for kids

You want the best for your child, but are they getting enough of the right nutrients?Read further to know everything about healthy foods for kids.

Nutrition for children is based on the same concepts as nutrition for adults. The kinds of nutrients that are necessary for everyone include vitamins, minerals, carbs, protein, and fat. We refer to these as nutrients. At different ages, children require varying amounts of particular nutrients.


Here is the list of healthy food for kids: 

  • Select protein-rich foods such as seafood, eggs, beans, peas, lean meat and poultry, and unsalted nuts and seeds.

    Protein rich foods like broccoli, hummus except meat or nuts.


  • Fruits : Instruct your kids to consume a range of fruits, whether they are fresh, frozen, canned, or dried. Choose fruit that is canned and labelled as light or packed in its own juice. It has less added sugar, according to this. Remember that one serving of fruit is equal to 1/4 cup of dried fruit.

    Healthy fruits for kids like peach and grapes.

  • Serve a range of fresh, frozen, canned, or dried vegetables. Every week, select beans or peas along with vibrant vegetables. When choosing frozen or canned vegetables, choose those with less sodium.


    Peas
       


  • Grain: Opt for whole grains like brown or wild rice, popcorn, quinoa, oatmeal and whole-wheat bread or pasta.


  • Dairy: Encourage your kids to consume dairy products like milk, yoghurt, and cheese that are fat-free or low-fat. Dairy beverages also include fortified soy beverages.

    Dairy products for healthy diet

How to Get Kids to Eat Healthier Foods

  • Youngsters might not be eager to consume nutritious meals. If that's the case, you could use these suggestions to get them to eat better. 
  • Set an example for your family by eating healthily and leading an active lifestyle. Youngsters pick up virtues from watching their parents and other family elders.
  • Serve the food in pretty bowls and plates to enhance the meal's appeal and enjoyment. Cut food into various shapes and add garnishes.
  • Encourage kids and teenagers to eat meals with their families without any distractions, such as television. Better portion control can be achieved by eating without distractions.
  • Teach your kids to eat their meals on time. 
  • Choose the least processed, organic, low-sugar, low-sodium breakfast cereals that come in packaged form and contain whole-grain components such as granola, oats, muesli, and whole-wheat flakes.
  • Choose natural foods and beverages and keep all processed foods and beverages out of your child's reach.
  • Steer clear of deep-fried, high-sugar, high-fat snacks like fast food.
  • Create new dishes and incorporate a range of food groups into each meal. Seek your child's opinion and introduce them to new, healthful food options.
  • While grocery shopping, explain to your kids the advantages of consuming in-season fruits and vegetables.
  • Make it a practise to eat dinner early and serve fruit or yoghurt as a healthy dessert option rather than cakes, pies, jellies, etc.
  • Make an effort to eat out as little as possible, and when you do, help your teen or child make healthy choices.


Vitamins like A, B3, B6 are essential for kids.

A healthy diet cannot be complete without a healthy drink. Encourage your child to choose healthy drinks over soda, high-sugar fruit juices, and energy drinks, such as coconut water or plain water.


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