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Healthy nutrition tips for children
Acting as parents in an exemplary manner, also when it comes to nutrition! Here you can find out how healthy food can be prepared and prepared in a child-friendly manner and even withstand children's birthday parties.
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Nutrition tips for children
Prepare the dishes freshly at home - preferably together with the children. In this way your child learns a natural approach to food and eating.
- Offer your child fruits and vegetables every day. Pay attention to child-friendly preparation: e.g. cut vegetables, fruit into wedges or vegetable sticks.
- Your child should drink plenty of fluids throughout the day - tap or mineral water, unsweetened fruit teas or diluted fruit and vegetable juices are ideal. Do not get your child used to high-sugar lemonades or juices in the first place.
- Look for important calcium suppliers in your child's diet. Milk, yogurt, curd cheese, and cheese are best. Also prefer low-sugar variants for your child. High-fat dairy products - e.g. dishes with sour cream, whipped cream, crème fraîche - are less recommended.
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For more information, see Vitamins and Minerals.
- Don't leave your school child on their own when it comes to snacks. Prepare a snack box: In addition to wholemeal bread, biscuits and milk or dairy products, small-cut pieces of fruit or vegetables as snacks and a low-sugar drink should not be missing.
- Teach your child how to handle sweets normally. A general ban is not a good solution. In addition, sweets should not be used as a means of praise or consolation in education.
- Eating together at the table underlines the importance of nutrition in daily life.
- Cook together with your children. Simple dishes can be prepared by children.
- Many children are difficult to distinguish between sweet, sour, salty and bitter. Therefore, try to sensitize the child's sense of smell and taste. Access is easier through play. For more information, see Nutrition Discovery.
- Don't force your child to finish eating. Children still show an unadulterated access to hunger and satiety and should keep this as much as possible.
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