Rules for healthy eating for children

Here are some suggestions that we hope will help you develop a healthy diet for your children.

1) Don’t use food as a treat. If your children see food as a reward for good behaviour, it can become a lifelong habit. You need to make sure that they see food as fuel and not as a treat.

2) Try to keep the sugar level in the food to a minimum. Not only does sugar make teeth rot, but it can also make your children fat if they have too much. This can be difficult, but it’s often better to give your children more of their main dish than to offer cakes, snacks or desserts after their meal. You can also encourage your children to eat more fruit or healthier snacks such as fruit bars and unsweetened yogurt.

3) Don’t give in to advertising. Many children tend to eat foods that are advertised or promoted on television or by their friends. It won’t be easy to stop them from craving these foods, especially newer foods. However, do it for your children’s long-term health and think about how it can affect their behaviour if you give in to what they want all the time. You can buy them the things they want occasionally, but make sure they don’t eat unhealthy foods all the time.

4) Be a good role model. If you expect your children to eat all their vegetables, you need to make sure you eat them too. Children imitate the behaviour of those around them, so they will need to see you eat well too.

5) Eat “rainbow” foods. Rainbow” foods are foods that are served in a variety of different colors. Unhealthy foods are good from time to time, as long as they are accompanied by good healthy foods. So be sure to include in your children’s meals a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables of different colors.

Warning: Your child may die sooner than he or she should. It’s horrible, but it’s 100% true. The Centre for Disease Control has pointed out that our younger generation is the first in decades to have a shorter life expectancy than yours. Obesity and weight problems have been cited as the reason for this. Over the past 15 years, we have seen the rate of obesity in young children double. And it has more than tripled among adolescents. Physical education is literally reduced in all regions of the world and youth sport has become an ultra-competitive activity with virtually no health benefits. We are most certainly facing a crisis. Parents no longer know what to feed their children. How can they do it?

There is so much misinformation and oversized gadgets on the market that confusion and indecision have become quite normal.
What about exercise?

If your children don’t exercise at school, if they don’t exercise through sports, and if they generally don’t like to exercise anyway, what should a parent do?

Here’s the reality…
We need to make a change and we need to do it quickly.
This program has rightly been called the “Final Solution” to the youth obesity crisis, and you are about to find out why.