Nutrition awareness is an essential part of health education.
This learning takes place during meals as a result of the foods provided. It happens throughout the day as well — at play, in the classroom, and during sports.
The meals children are served, and the skills they acquire at a young age, help to set lifelong eating patterns. That’s why it is important to teach good eating habits.
Make mealtime a pleasant and relaxed experience. Offer a variety of foods, prepared in different ways.
It makes good nutrition sense and it makes meals and snacks more interesting.
Regular physical activity is also important for good health. It burns calories, helps with weight control, and is important in preventing some chronic diseases.
When it comes to feeding young people, try to choose foods that are lower in fat and free of saturated fats.
For example, cook with lean ground meat when you barbecue.
Serve sandwiches on whole wheat bread. Add grapes or raisins to tuna, chicken, or turkey salad and stuff it into pita bread for variety.
Serve bean tacos, burritos, or chili for alternate sources of protein.
Well-nourished, healthy children achieve better in school. And these practices can help set the pattern for a lifetime of good nutrition.