From tots to teens, the way we teach our children to eat will likely stick with them the rest of their lives. We are not merely feeding our kids from day to day, we are training them in their eating habits.
The spiritual well-being of my children is by far the most important thing to me, but I am also passionate about teaching them the way food affects their health.
What is good health?
Most people probably have a different answer for that question. In my definition, good health would be a body full of energy and vitality without disease or sickness.
For most of us it is impossible not to be sick from time to time, but I feel it is important to seek to be as healthy as possible and teach my girls that there are consequences to poor eating choices. What our children eat when they are small will be a big determining factor in their health as adults. We are creating eating habits each and every day.
Unhealthy foods can lead to acne, weight gain, sleeping problems, hormonal discomforts, depression, anxiety, cancers, disease, etc.
Create Good Eating Habits
Do you let your children eat sugary breakfasts with empty nutrition? Do they eat a small plate of good food and a large portion of dessert food? Are their snacks all processed and sugary? Do they eat ice cream, chips and sugary foods before bed?
It’s important to step back and take note of what type of foods make up the majority of our children’s diets.
To create good eating habits, practice these suggestions: