Here are some Nutrition Tips for Kids :)
How to eat healthy? That is something even adults struggle with!
But did you know that if you want to feel less tired at school, it's not only good to sleep well, but also to eat well?
It really does help!
You know what else happens when you often eat something that's good for you, something that has a lot of vitamins and minerals in it?
You grow faster, your hair becomes shinier, your skin softer and your eyes more clear!
But what is healthy? All fruits and vegetables! Go ahead and eat as much of them as you like and as often as you like!
Stuff like spinach, apples, oranges, carrots, cauliflower, bell peppers and all the other healthy food that's out there, is the best way to get the everything you need :)
Did you ever hear about Popeye?
No? Well, let me tell you a little bit about him. He is a cartoon character and he eats so much spinach. And because of that he is REALLY strong.
The strange thing is that he smokes too, you can see that in the picture. Maybe that's why he isn't popular anymore, because now we know that smoking is very bad for you.
Do you like berries? My son eats
a lot of frozen berries. There is no need to thaw them, you can eat them just like they are!
Also, today I bought some pureed frozen rose hip. That is such a healthy berry and I never knew they sold them this way.
I know you can only eat what you've got in the house, so tell your parents to always buy a lot of fruits and berries, so you can have some whenever you want!
Kids, here is another thing to tell your parents! Tell them they should let you eat fruit and berries before dinner! Yes! It won't ruin your appetite!
Eating fruit before a bigger meal is a great way of getting lots of vitamins, because your tummy is empty and the vitamins can immediately be taken up by your body!
But if you would eat fruit for dessert, the vitamins would have a harder time to reach your bloodstream, because there would be so much other food (your dinner) in the way :)
No maple syrup at home? Get some! Maple syrup and also honey is very useful when making healthy snacks. They are healthier forms of sugar. You can add it to your oatmeal for example, or put it in smoothies.
By the way, did you know that all edible plants are good for you? And they all taste a little
differently. Some you can find in nature and some grow in green houses. Try a few to see which on your favorite is.
Dill, romaine lettuce, chives, dandelion...
and how about parsley...
do you like that?
It's full of iron and even
Super good for you!
Now you will never think twice about eating veggies and fruits again, will you?
So this is what I would like you to do. Go and check out what you guys have at home today. Do you have carrots? They are amazing - they will make you see better in the dark! Celery? Cucumber?
Take some and enjoy :)
If you think they taste too plain you could also just sprinkle some spices on them!
My son just helped me with dinner by grating some carrots.
I saw (and heard lol) that he took a few bites of them at the same time.
I was surprised because I love them raw, but he actually likes them boiled.
He can eats 5 or 6 big ones just like that if I boil them for 10 minutes or so - with a little salt.
Now that you know so much about how to eat well, maybe you should take charge of the food shopping for your family from now on!
At least help your mom or dad to write the shopping list and go with them whenever you can, so you can help them choose.
If you haven't yet figured out how to read food labels (it can be tricky), then check this out - here you can learn.
Here you can even learn MORE: Nutrition Basics for Kids
By the way, do you play football, tennis or badminton? How about basketball?
Or maybe you love running around the playground?
Well, it's really good for you!
Not everyone has to, but playing games on your iPad or using your phone for hours is not good for your health...
Click on the fox who lifts weights to see better! :)
You can find even more nutrition tips for kids on this site.
And for caregivers also.
Did you check this one out yet: