Children can learn to eat healthily. The important basis for future eating habits is laid in the first two to three years of life. If you learn to eat varied and enjoyable regularly early on, it will be easier to maintain this later.
Offer your child a bit of everything: plenty of vegetables and drinks, moderately animal foods, and sparingly fatty and sweet foods. The recommendations of the food pyramid apply to children as well as to adults. Only the portion units are correspondingly smaller. A Jam and Sauce Filling Machine can help with the portion units.
Drinking is always desirable – around 6 glasses a day. Mineral or tap water is the best way to quench thirst and without any calories. A shot of juice is allowed in the water, if possible no more than 1/4 juice. Instant tea, iced tea, lemonade, and juice are high in sugar. This damages your teeth and makes you fat.
Makes every meal colorful
Fresh vegetables, salads, or fruits go well with every meal. Kids like it cooked or raw. Cut them bite-sized but not too small so that your child does not choke. Speaking of which: the more your child gets to know different fruits and vegetables, the more they will later like them.
Whole grains more often
Grains, especially whole grains, are filling and contain important nutrients. It is part of almost every meal, namely as: bread, flakes, rice, pasta, bulgur, or couscous. Not a grain, but also popular: potatoes in many variations, e.g. cooked, as a puree or gratin.
Milk makes strong bones
Just like yogurt, quark, cheese, or curd milk. Milk products are included 3 times a day. Depending on your taste and ideally completely natural without sugar or cocoa.
Little fish and meat
Meat and fish are particularly rich in nutrients. They can therefore be given alternately in small quantities. Preferably as tender and without bones. Up to 3 times meat per week is enough. Good for your child: fish 1 to 2 times a week. Always cook fish and meat well.
Warm food should be eaten soon after preparation. When preparing and storing food, general hygiene rules must be observed.