Rational nutrition of schoolchildren

We do not divide food into tasty and tasteless in general. Soup or porridge can be tasteless for you, and the baby is very tasty. Conversely, it also works! Do not reward or soothe with food and especially sweets. Speak, hug, sympathize, but do not create a connection in the brain: sad-sweet, fallen-sweet, joyful-sweet. Healthy nutrition for children is formed through the behavior of parents, which children copy. If you eat sneakers and dumplings, fried potatoes for dinner, do not demand that children love broccoli and buckwheat. Ideally, all family members should eat a balanced and healthy diet.

Study of children healthy eating

On recent conference on nutrition and healthy eating there was a report on the study of healthy eating for children, which was attended by Ukrainian primary school students aged 7-11. According to this study: 86.5% of parents think that children of their own eat healthy food regularly. However, it turned out that only 10.3% of children ate a balanced diet (and only twice a day, which can not cover the daily need for macro-and micronutrients). For example, only 28.6% of children had enough protein in their diet (and protein is a building block for muscles, hormones, and immune cells).

The most common deficiencies of minerals and vitamins among school-age children were also found - calcium, iron, vitamin D, iodine (use regular iodized salt, not sea or vegeta seasoning!) Teach your child (and yourself) to eat according to the regime in the allotted time, keeping intervals of at least 3 hours between meals. Set rules for healthy eating for children: eat only at the kitchen table at home, without gadgets, computers, TV, preferably with the whole family 3-4 times a day.

Healthy eating for children is a very important component for development and health. This is why you need to pay attention and not let it run wild. Make a healthy diet for yourself and your baby using simple healthy eating rules.