As a parent, we all want our kids to eat healthy. Most of us make do by persuading, cajoling, and even bribing our kids to have a go at something wholesome everyday, and frankly, the majority of us are simply at a loss.
Five years of experiments later, I have figured out some base reasons as to why this could be happening. Fellow moms, this one’s for you.
Don’t take the shortcut
I’m a working mom, so I know how terribly tempting it is to make instant meals instead of proper and nutritious home cooked ones. Our kids’ diet is shaped by us, so the choice also lies with us.
It doesn’t hurt to say no
In fact, not being able to say no to your kids is a problem. I know it’s a lovely feeling to express your love by spoiling your kids with sugary sweet treats, but they won’t just have a bad diet, they may also take advantage of your obvious weakness.
Junk food is not okay
It really isn’t. Not even in moderation. We should do our best to keep junk food to a bare minimum. They’re artificial and linked to all kinds of health issues like hyperactivity and obesity, so why should we allow it? We don’t want to deal with kids who refuse healthy food because they’re so addicted to junk.
We can take steps to introduce healthy foods into their diet in a gradual manner. We can lead by example by eating it with them. It turned out to be a success for me, partly because I supplemented my kids with Pediasure Vanilla, which they enjoyed and thought was a snack, so I’m super thankful for that. You can read up on its benefits at https://pediasure.com.my/aboutPediasure/formulation.