Make your kids love fruit & vegetables. How to help your children to consume more fruits and vegetables?
You want to give your baby a healthy, varied and balanced diet rich in healthy fruits & vegetables. Sometimes you run into denials? Here are some tips to help your doughter to understand new flavors and take, from the youngest age, good food memoris.
First virtue to develop (parents): consistency. Learning takes place over time. Do not be discouraged! Another major educational virtue: lead by example! Take stock of your own diet.
Set the stage: the variety on the menu
Breastfeeding: you should know that your milk flavor depending on what you consume; more your diet is varied, more that your child will have a chance to be later. It will be “tried” a beautiful variety of flavors.
Diversify your doughter feeding without undue delay (6 to 9 months) with cooked vegetables and adjust the texture of the preparation: mash and soup to start.
The variety of tastes, apprehended in the youngest age, will be an asset to the suite; a child may temporarily refuse certain foods but eats already tasted, it is likely that he resume consumption subsequently passed this little episode of refusal.
Puree of carrot: initially introduce vegetables and/or fruits one by one before combining or associating them with other foods. For example, the child may well differentiate the taste of the carrot, Zucchini, etc. A food well identified, well known, will remain in the directory tastes of your baby, even if he refuses for a small period.
Since food diversification, your child eats everything. It’s awesome.
But, from its two years, you get little refuses, rejects his plate, stamp before or sulk at table.
In addition, it won’t taste new foods. Don’t panic! Approximately three quarters of the children through this stage.
A few tips to help it overcome its food neophobia
-Propose patiently at least 7 times the same food: the more we consume, the more we like.
-Introduce small amounts: first just a spoonful, without focus and always in the same form in a way that the food is more easily identified.
-Enjoy in front of the child refused food: by mimicry, she will be encouraged to try again. Try as far as possible take the child to talk about the reasons for its rejection: the flavor, texture, temperature, etc. This will help you adapt the preparation of vegetable and/or fruit close preferences.
-Alternate a dish spontaneously appreciated (and well known) with a new or temporarily refused food.
– And most importantly, stay focused! It is a passage. The meal must remain a good, quiet, family moment.
Make your baby to discover a new food
When you have a not enough time, explain to your baby the story of the fruit and vegetable: its name, where and how it grows (in or on the shrub…).
Expand the pleasure of tasting a vegetable by appealing to the 5 sense: I look at it, I feel it, I touch, I taste and I listen to the noise in the mouth. It crunches, it’s soft, sweet, it is dirty… The kid expresses what she feels, more it appropriates his sensations, she developed his curiosity in terms of tastes.
The color and variety
Salad tomatoes looks good to make a http://www.unduhmusikmp3.com/view?v=GYLjrXXiu-U tasty and balanced breakfast: over the contents of the plate is colorful and varied, the greater chance of being appreciated. The variety of colors is also a good gage of the diversity and complementarity in vitamins. The appearance of food is also very important for children, because attractive and therefore gives the appetite. Treat as much as possible the presentation of the plate. Some children dislike mixtures: well separate the food on the plate.
A playful approach: how much I eat?
Help the baby from the fruits and vegetables he ate during the day. It thus becomes aware that fruits and vegetables are present at every meal and get used to consume. Example:
Breakfast: fruit pressed, a fruit to the hull, chewable, lunch and dinner: a rawness in entry a vegetable on the side and a raw or stewed in dessert fruit. Snack: a pressed fruit and fruit chewable.