For example, how healthy eating keeps our body, smooth and prevents it from diseases such as cancer, arthritis, depression, and diabetes. The benefit of healthy eating needs to research on to promote as well as boost children 's chances of long life. Practitioners need to encourage varied diet such as fruit and vegetables, which are particularly important for good health. They also need to recognise that the more children are confident with healthy eating the more independent they would be and physically
This will help a child develop physically more in strength and endurance which in turn will build healthy bones, muscles, and muscle development. Furthermore, at the same time a child will maintain a healthy weight from eating a nutritional diet. Having studied some physical education classes from personal experience, the coach was very passionate about being healthy. Before leaving P.E. class everyday, he would review all the major food groups and stress that the students stay away from fried foods and consume more fruit in their diet.
I want to investigate how schools and parents can work together to support healthy eating for young children. Many schools already have healthy eating initiatives in place, however, there is still a high percentage of children with obesity. I firmly believe that if schools and parents have a close partnership in promoting healthy eating young children will have consistency both in the school and home environment. Healthy eating is an area that I feel passionate about due to the effects poor nutrition can have on the child both in the short term and in the long term. During my second school placement, I witnessed a healthy eating initiative that was extremely successful both with the staff and the students.
Healthy food choices increases productivity in a child’s mental, emotional, and physical areas. Study shows that children 's brains are built differently depending on what s/he is fed (Greene par.11). Foods that is consume has a direct impact on a child’s performance, this is why having a balanced diet is extremely important. As Parents, it is essential to teach a child the right and wrong ways of eating foods. Eating a balanced breakfast and lunch can benefit a child in so much ways.
Also, eating at home it helps children’s to have a good attitude because they are eating a well balance meal and at the same time prevents obesity. Meals prepare at home contains a lot of vegetable and fruits and they are usually not fried. Parents and teachers can be involved in the healthy education of their children. Parents and teachers can establish a daily schedule of meals and snack time because it provides the opportunity to learn from one another. Also, encourage children in learning about new food is very important but without forcing them to eat.
TASTY TIFFIN Facing a constant dilemma of what should you pack in your kid’s tiffin tomorrow? While you as parents provide something nutritious, healthy and a meal which is easy to cook, but a child dream meal will always be a junk food like pizzas, burger and a bag of chips. So what do you do? A healthy balanced diet provide your child all the essential minerals, vitamins and the energy to keep up with daily activities. It is essential to make eating healthy food a habit right from the start.
It is up to the parents to teach and provide their children with nutritional food,“HEALTHY eating and physical activity habits are key to your child 's well-being. Eating too much and exercising too little can lead to overweight and related health problems that can follow children into their adult years. You can take an active role in helping your child--and your whole family--learn healthy eating and physical activity habits that can last for a lifetime.”(National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases). By teaching and encouraging healthy eating habits, Offer healthy food options at home and Limiting fast food and junk food. It is also important to Limit your child’s time using a TV, computer, cell phone, or game station and encourage them to participate in physical activity.
Our lunches are loaded with high amounts of calories, fat and carbs, and let’s not forget about grease! Healthy school lunch options at Saint James School are a serious issue. Saint James has to take action to help its students in a positive way and set them up to have a healthy life in the long run. Students eating healthier affects not only their health, but also affects their performance in the classroom. Healthy school lunch options will help parents also.What students eat in school will affect the way they eat as they get older.
Knowing what's in the food you are feeding your child is very important, making sure that you are providing the healthiest possible foods for them. Children should have one to three servings of fruits of vegetables, four to six ounces of protein, three to eight ounces of grains, and three cups of dairy everyday (United States Department of Agriculture). It's important for parents to make sure that their children are getting a well balanced meal everyday, asking their doctor for the recommended servings based on your child's age. Getting the children involved in helping the parents shop and prepare the food can help get them more interested in eating the healthy food since they helped make it. Having a colorful plate of food can help make the food more ... ... middle of paper ... ...r than normal (U.S. National Library of Medicine).
By cooking meals together can be a great way to teach children the best ways to eat healthy and make it an enjoyable experience. Children need help in preventing obesity and cannot do it on their own. With the help of the government, schools, and parents it helps to bring down the rate of childhood obesity. Works Cited Obesity In Children And Teens." Obesity In Children And Teens.