Children get acquainted with new foods and flavors if they do not eat at home. When cooking together, children can receive a positive message such as “milk makes your bones strong” and “bread gives energy for all-day play”.
Our healthy diet includes vegetables, fruits, dairy products, ham, cereals, and whole wheat, organic bread.
At Planet Kids, we provide a nutrient-rich, balanced diet. They regularly get fruits, vegetables and more cereals. We provide a separate diet for diabetic, gluten- and lactose-sensitive children.
Ideas for healthy snacks:
Smaller meals are also important parts of children’s diets due to their nutrient and energy intake. What babies eat is more important than when. Children who get lollipops and tweezers for snacks do not get enough nutrients into their bodies. Healthy snacks can be:
- Fresh or dried fruits
- Yoghurts or cheeses smoothies
- Organic bread, puffed rice
- Vegetable slices with dip
Reward snacks should only be reserved for special occasions! At this age, children are already eating independently and enjoying the social status of eating. If they have friends, it results in more “out-of-home” meals. These can also mean possible fast food meals.
Maybe they go to parties where there’s a lot of sugar and fat-rich food. They do no harm as long as you eat healthy food for the rest of the day. Food is an important part of special events and this should be enjoyed.
We do not recommend a strict diet!
Strict or low-fat diets are not recommended because your child’s energy and nutrient requirements are high. If you are struggling with weight problems the right behavior is as follows:
- talk to your doctor
- develop healthy eating habits for the whole family
- encourage daily exercise
- reduce the time spent in front of the television
Encourage daily exercise!
Children need to be started in the direction of movement from an early age. Exercise helps children develop a healthy appetite and even feel good about it. For this age group, a total of three hours of exercise and only one hour of TV or DVD viewing is recommended several times a day. Children can draw strength from encouragement.
- watch less TV
- play in the garden or park
- take a walk
- learn to swim
- attend kindergarten and school events
An active child needs a lot of fluids. Three glasses of milk a day provides enough calcium for bone growth, otherwise it is recommended to drink water. Sweet drinks like juices and soft drinks are unnecessary in a child’s diet.
Low-fat milk can be combined with fresh fruit in a smoothie, which can be an excellent snack.
General suggestions for foods for growing children:
- offer a wide variety of food one day
- the whole family should eat healthy
- let the child decide if his tummy is still hungry or full
- involve the child in the preparation of the food
- give water instead of soft drinks
- enjoy shared meals and programs
Children can decide how much food they need to play and grow if they can eat the dose that suits their appetite. Strict or low-fat diets are not recommended because the child’s need for nutrients and energy is high.