As parents, we all want the best for our children and we will do everything it takes to ensure that they get the best in every aspect of their lives as they grow up. Our child's growth begins with the food they eat and the environment they are in, to the all-around support given to them.
Talking about the food they eat, studies have shown that most kids in the early stage of their life, lack important nutrients. This is because either parents don't really know the importance of fruits and veggies and how they help the growth process of kids, or they do, but their children are very reluctant to eat the fruits and vegetables. If a random poll were to be taken, you would consistently see a majority of parents with the same complaint – their children just don’t want to eat fruits and especially vegetables.
How important are fruits and veggies to your child's diet?
You may already know that a balanced diet should be comprised of fruits and vegetables because they contain important nutrients for your child's growth like vitamins, fiber, and minerals. Kids should be educated about these benefits and given examples of how they may feel when they are lacking. We know fruits come in a rainbow of colors and you can have fun exploring some of these combinations with your children. Instead of sugary snacks and fast foods, fruits and veggies provide your child with a great source of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and fiber and offer the following benefits for your child's growth.
Some ways to fit these fruits and veggies into your child's daily diet.
It is important to make eating fruits and veggies fun for your kid's so that they will enjoy consuming fruits and vegetables in their daily meals.
The main takeaway here is to consistently work on new ways to almost trick your resistant kids into doing what’s good for them. You can’t force food down their throats, but you can educate them about the importance of certain foods to their quality of life, make food preparation fun and disguise the healthy stuff so they don’t even notice it amongst their favorite treats.