Without a doubt, healthy eating habits start from childhood. An important aspect of healthy eating is balanced portions of both fruits and vegetables.
The recommended daily amount is five portions: three of vegetables and two of fruit.
It can be a challenging task for a mother to make her children eat fruit and vegetables, due to their taste. Here are a few ideas that can help:
- You can start introducing fruit and veggies from a very early age.
- Be the role model and make sure your child watches you eat fruits and vegetables.
- Have your child help when grocery shopping, and engage him when preparing salads or fresh juices.
- Make the plates as visually pleasing as possible; the eyes sometimes feast before the mouth.
- Have a mixture of cooked and raw vegetables.
- You can always trick your child by mashing vegetables and making them a main ingredient in a dish, such as a zucchini cake.
- Include fruits and vegetables in your child’s lunchbox daily.
- Play games with your child that will make him understand the importance of fruit and vegetables for health.