Nutrition for Kids
Nutrition for Kids
Our children are being targeted by corporate America constantly via the television, Internet,
billboards and more — all of which are shoving processed foods in their faces at all times. As
parents and guardians, it’s important to monitor our children’s diet and make sure they are
receiving the proper nutrition their growing bodies require!
AVOID PROCESSED FOODS
The packaging of processed foods can be hard for a child to turn down with all of their
bright colors and promises of sweet and savory delights! DON’T BUY IT! Processed
foods will affect your child’s brain power and not to mention their weight. Childhood
obesity is an epidemic, largely because of the mass consumption of processed foods.
Don’t even go there!
OFFER YUMMY ALTERNATIVES
Eating healthy doesn’t mean you can’t have a treat here and there. Unsweetened
applesauce, fresh fruit, honey and diluted fruit juice are all delicious options that are still
completely natural, allowing your child to satiate their sweet tooth without derailing their
MAKE A GAME OUT OF IT
Kids respond to games (don’t we all!) so when selecting veggies and fruits, ask them to
help you find all of the colors of the rainbow at the grocery store. Mention the darker and
richer the color, the better their bodies will feel! Pretty soon they’ll be picking out the
swiss chard, eggplant and kale all on their own and asking for it come dinner time! For
older children that can help in the kitchen, you might want to ask them to assist you for
meal prep. They’ll feel extra excited to eat such a healthy, delicious meal knowing that
they also contributed!
By focusing on making your child’s meals as nutrient-dense as possible, they’ll be better
prepared to handle full days at school, after-school activities and navigating their social lives. As
we know here at S.A.L.A.D., everything is intertwined — mind, body and soul!