I was raised by my mother and her side of the family for three years, and they eat healthy. So instead of enjoying products like meat and other things similar being raised by them made me accustomed to not eating unhealthy products daily. Vegetables and fruit are some of the best foods, while my siblings dislike those things or barely eat some at all. Dinner is where we usually eat together because everyone is home. Meals are always a hassle due to us being a family of eight not all are to have the same opinions.
Additionally, my parents’ home cooked meals are almost exactly enough for the entire family and rarely are there ever leftovers. This is because my parents consider the serving size for each of us and they nearly never allow seconds, unless it 's on special occasions such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, but even then they have to consider it. Keeping an eye on my food portion and serving size leads to a healthy and balanced diet. This is because it allows me to consider the portions for protein, vegetables, fruits, grains and dairy and consume all the possible nutritions I
My Second Home Rolling into her driveway, I knew there would be food ready for me to eat. She always had the best food. My mom didn’t like what she fed me all the time, but she didn’t try to stop her. Who could say no to your grandma? My grandma spoiled me all the time, and I loved it.
In my household my second oldest sister always cooks healthy dinners such as grilled chicken, steamed broccoli and homemade mashed potatoes. She is well aware of nutritional needs and attempts to meet each dietary requirement when cooking and shopping for the family. Also, my family has routines such as consuming at least one yogurt a day, one cup of organic juice a day, and drinking water mainly. I feel that my results from the three-day analysis present an accurate view of my normal dietary habits; however, some eating habits have changes as well as my physical activity level. For example, I still fail to meet the suggested 9 cups water, because I consume at least 6 cups of water daily.
Soccer and running were the two sports that stuck with me all through my high school years however. I became a starter for my high school soccer team and ran JV for my schools’ cross country and track team. My mom was the one who taught me healthy eating lifestyle. She made sure that most of our meals were healthy and had good nutrition in them. We seldom had a pies and cakes but were introduced to the sweet, savory goodness of fruits.
My teacher served me green eggs and ham. Ever since then my world changed, I watched food network every day and bugged my mother in the kitchen. Food has played an important role in my life; there are many positives but also many negatives. Taste Preference, Familiarity/Ethnicity I’ve always had an affinity for sweet foods, especially chocolate. Dessert always seemed to be sweeter before meals.
Shockingly, I wasn’t tempted by the junk food in the house or their bad eating habits. Instead I actually got them to eat a few healthy meals with me that they ended up liking. The two things that best motivated me was seeing the results and my mom. Firstly, my mom was always asking if I wanted to go on a walk, eat a meal at her house, what time for the gym, and etc. My mom helped push me and motivate me during this whole experience and stayed by my side through it all.
My favorite cuisine Cathy S. Truett once said, “Food is essential to life, therefore make it good.” Eating is one of our daily activities, we don’t think about it but when you are eating good life is good. There are hundreds of different cuisines in the world today. I have tried some, like Mexican, Italian, and Chinese. However, my favorite is hands down African cuisine, especially Congolese cuisine that my mom majored in cooking. I love Congolese cuisines because I grew up eating it, it doesn’t require too many ingredients, and it has a true naturally delicious test.
So naturally I asked my mom to teach me and I have incorporated it in my life style ever since. By life style I do mean a pretty active one. I do like to remain physical so being able to make these home cooked Italian meals the healthy way has benefited me greatly. I can weigh out and prepare all my foods exac...
Therefore, by making time and planning healthy creative meals parents can help improve or maintain children’s nutritional diet just by making a few simple changes. “Healthy eating means eating a variety of foods that give you the nutrients you need to maintain your health, feel good, and have energy” (What). From birth, the body requires adequate amounts of vitamins and nutrients every day in order to function at its highest capacity. School-aged children are still growing and developing but at a much slower rate than infants and toddlers. “Bad eating habits as a child can contribute to immediate health