Making children eat healthy is one of the most common problems faced by parents of kids. Instilling healthy eating habits in children is important as it is the biggest factor that comes into the functioning or their physical and mental body.
If you are also struggling to make your child eat healthy, here’s how you can make it happen:
1. Set an example
If you yourself eat junk food most of the times, you shouldn’t expect your child to eat healthy. Be an example.
Also Read: 4 Ways to stop eating Junk Food
2. Eat together
A child doesn’t enjoy eating on his own. He need some person to accompany and enjoy eating. Moreover, if there’s no other person alongside, the child may not finish the plate. So, all the members of the family should aim at having meal together at a time.
Treat your child every week for having a healthy meal on the remaining days. Make them aware of this so that they adhere to the schedule.
4. Let them choose
Children are choosy. They want to make their own choices and eat what they want. So, cook more than one healthy option and ask them to choose occasionally.
It’s not easy to make children eat healthy. You need to accept that it will take time to switch this habit and thus be calm and not be too strict.
Bonus tip: Add lots of veggies, milk and dry fruits into their snacks to give them both taste and nutrition.