Eating snacks is an irreplaceable happiness in every child’s childhood and should meet the needs of children. How to choose nutritious and healthy snacks for children is indeed a big problem for parents. If you don’t give them food, your child will be greedy. Give it, and worry about affecting children’s health, or eat [small fat mound]. So, how to give children snacks, should they eat snacks from how?
Snacks can be eaten!
Snacks are also one of children’s social activities.
If you limit your child to not buying at all, it will often make the child very depressed, but you need to control the amount and encourage the child to share with his peers. When sharing, the child will be happier and eat less.
Rinse your mouth or brush your teeth after eating
In order to prevent the damage of too sweet food to teeth, it is necessary to make an agreement with the child: brush your teeth after eating; If you can’t brush your teeth, you should also rinse your mouth.
What snacks can I eat?
Homemade is better than bought
The food in the home is superior to the food purchased in terms of raw material purchase, hygiene, nutrition and economy.
Parents can choose milk, fruit, corn, sweet potatoes, green beans, nuts and other foods as their children’s extra meals, or make their own snacks for their children to taste. This is much better than the snacks bought with excessive oil and sugar, and the nutritional ingredients are richer.
In order to meet the needs of children, children can choose an extra meal time.
In addition, it can also enrich food varieties and make children’s diet more perfect. For example, milk can be supplemented with calcium, nuts can be supplemented with unsaturated fatty acids and trace elements, fruits can be supplemented with vitamin C and cellulose, and coarse grains can be supplemented with B vitamins lacking in refined foods.
Rough machined is better than finish machined.
Finely processed foods may lose nutritional value. Raisins and nuts, for example, are better than biscuits and candy. If you are buying snacks, you should pay attention to the ingredient table on the package. The simpler the food, the better.
Candy and biscuit foods are small in size and high in energy, but other nutrients are few. It is necessary to control the amount given to children each time. Do not buy large packages for children at one time. In addition, biscuit foods also need to see whether they contain vegetable butter and vegetable butter in the ingredient table. If there are such ingredients, they are not recommended for children to eat.
For children, they should also eat less coloured foods because there may be excessive synthetic pigments. Don’t let children come into contact with these foods at will. If you take your children to the supermarket, take care not to let them buy too many snacks.
Light taste is better than taste.
Parents often say that children do not like homemade food at all.
Yes, because the food they buy is often sweeter, more tasty and adds more sugar and salt. Parents should pay special attention to this when choosing snacks for their children. They can taste them first and choose foods that are not so heavy.
In addition, control the variety of snacks in the home, inappropriate food, even gifts from others, also do not need to be kept.
If children are allowed to eat too sweet foods, they will always eat too much energy after forming preferences, which will lead to an increased risk of obesity. Similarly, accustoming to too salty foods will increase their risk of cardiovascular diseases in the future. Avoiding cultivating too salty dietary preferences can reduce the risk of hypertension in adulthood.
Avoid giving your child sugary drinks
Milk drinks are also in this category. Drinks that contain only sugar but no other nutrients will only increase the burden on the body, and will also cultivate sweet hobbies, which is not good for children. Plain boiled water, pure milk, self-squeezed fruit juice and fruits are all better substitutes. Cultivating children’s habit of drinking plain boiled water is good for the body.
Some people say that children will still be happy if they cannot eat sweet food.
In fact, the happiness of eating has little to do with the total amount of sugar eaten. What will affect the happiness of eating is the gradient of sugar increase during eating.
If the child keeps a light taste, eating apples will feel very good. However, children who are accustomed to high-sugar snacks do not feel the pleasure of eating apples and only like ice cream. In fact, the two children are almost as happy after eating.
Therefore, to keep the child’s light taste will not affect the child’s happiness, but also conducive to the health of the body.
You know, the sensitivity of taste will change with diet. If the child has developed a sweet hobby, it can also be controlled by adjusting the diet structure and reducing the intake of sugar, which can be corrected slowly.
How should snacks be eaten?
Don’t use snacks to trick children, or use snacks as a condition to exchange with children.
Once a child has established the concept of “crying can get delicious food”, the number of cries will often increase. Although it is necessary to ensure that children have something to eat when they want to eat, the specific eating of what is still controlled by parents.
Don’t interfere with the dinner
Don’t give children snacks before dinner, keep the atmosphere on the dining table good when eating dinner, and don’t let children replace dinner with snacks.
If the child’s desire to eat is small, it is necessary to reduce the supply of snacks. If the child’s exercise is small, the supply of snacks should also be appropriately reduced to avoid obesity.
Don’t eat before going to bed
Let children form the habit of not eating after brushing their teeth at night and not eating snacks before going to bed so as not to hinder their sleep.
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