One of the most common questions I am asked by parents is “How do I help my child eat better?” Their question is usually followed by the sharing of a litany of fears that they hold for their child’s wellbeing. My heart goes out to these parents. Most of you know that I only came to understand the importance of nutrition when my eldest became so sick; otherwise I know I would have been in the same boat. Below are the top 4 ways to help your child embrace better nutrition.
Proper nutrition affects the way we feel, the way we look, how we do at school and at work, our energy levels, our moods and whether we age gracefully or not.
1. Be a shining example
The number one way is for you, the parent, to be your child’s shining example. If the whole family is eating healthily, chances of your children eating healthily significantly increase. Even if you were to start making healthier choices now, the whole idea is far better accepted when no one family member is singled out.