Eating patterns and food preferences are created and established by what we are taught. These patterns and food preferences will have a long-term effect. What and how your child regularly eats will impact their development not only physically but mentally and emotionally as well.
As parents, you can help pave the way for a lifetime of better health. Exposing your child to a healthy mix of nutritiously dense foods will help develop an appreciation for taste while helping instil planning and preparing.
By eating at a table where balance, variety, and moderation are part of the daily menu, they’re more likely to maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle for years to come.
Plus, establishing healthy eating habits can reduce a child’s risk of many life-threatening chronic health conditions, including:
- Heart disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- and, Depression
Just to name a few………
If kids get into the habit of enjoying a wide range of healthy foods and snacks, they’re likely to maintain this eating style as an adult. Additionally, by sticking with this healthy lifestyle as adults, they’re more likely to look and feel much younger at an older age and who doesn’t want that?
We owe it to our children to lead by example. Teach your child to live a long prosperous life of health and happiness.