Posted on August 12, 2010 by pmruser
Kids today are far less active than years before. High tech computer games have replaced playing outside and other physical activities. The vast amounts of junk foods available have lead to higher levels of medical problems with kids, such as obesity and intestinal problems.
Proper Nutrition for Kids is Essential, Maybe More so Then in Adults
Children’s bodies are in the growing stage so it’s important that they receive proper nutrition to aid in their development. Good nutrition can ward off chronic illnesses, as well as serious and life threatening problems down the road. Studies show that proper nutrition in children reduces the risk of medical problems that might develop from the lack of vitamins and nutrients.
Get your Children Started early with Proper Nutrition
It’s hard to teach good eating habits to kids, so it’s important to get them started early. Introduce your toddler to all types of healthful foods. Vegetables are essential for good health so try getting you’re small child to taste them. Try different types of vegetables. You may get lucky and they will like certain ones.
Avoid Junk Food!
Feeding your children good tasting junk food early may cause them to never like the taste of healthful food. A balanced diet of all the food groups is important, however forcing children to eat what they don’t like, never seems to work. Keep introducing them to healthful foods, but don’t force them to eat something they don’t like. Let them discover on their own what they like. You may be surprised if they have many choices in the foods that are available to eat. They just might find themselves liking spinach. Good luck!