The best way to teach children about food nutrition is to start early.
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Whenever children are seeking a “treat” like candy, find a nutritious type of candy for them to eat. There are many vegan chocolates. There are Eastern-style sweets that are nutritious. There are fruit-based treats. Have a mixture of these types of treats, and teach them about the types of nutritions they contain.
This is an opportunity also to teach kids about vitamins and minerals contained in these fruits and vegan sweets.
Find the types of vegetables that your children like. Teach them about the types of nutritious that are found in the different colors of vegetables. You can start them with different colors of peppers, red, yellow, and green, and teach them the types of nutritions found in these different colors.
How do they like these vegetables?
- If they prefer them raw, then this is very good. Find vegetables that they prefer to eat in many different ways and many different varieties.
- If children like soups and salads, then you can add many different types of varieties of fruits and vegetables to soups and salads. You can also add many different grains for fibre and added nutritious.
- Teach them about the food pyramid. Teach them about many different foods from many different nations. Food can be a learning experience for them.
- You can also allow your children to help you to make certain types of foods, according to their age level.
- You can also add fruits and vegetables to pizzas, and make the most nutritious types of pizzas.
- For young children you can make food preparation a form of playtime, and it can also be educational.
There are also many books that you can buy that teach babies and toddlers about foods. These books can be purchased from Zooba.
You can purchase “World Snacks” that teaches your children about different international snack foods, including Mexican, Italian, Jewish, Japanese and Chinese snacks.
There is also a book entitled Teaching Children About Food.
You should teach children how to select food, how to prepare, and something about gardening
They should learn about how to work from nutritious recipes. They can learn how to create their own nutritious recipes. Teach them about the types of nutrition contained in different foods.
There are also many books on these subjects. There are online websites where children can learn about nutritious foods, and there are many online recipes.
In addition, you should teach children about food safety. An article on this topic can be found at:
www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/PM1464.pdf THE EVERYTHING(R) BABY’S FIRST FOOD BOOK helps your baby to develop healthy eating patterns.
You can also teach children how to use eco household appliances.