How can you set your children up for a lifetime of healthy eating habits? You might be tearing your hair out over your household of picky eaters. But use these common-sense ways to shift their attitudes and you’ll be doing them a massive favour by teaching them where food comes from, how it grows, what nutrients it has and how many kilojoules (energy) it contains.
1. Make mornings count
Make sure your child starts their day with a healthy breakfast (this means you need to set the example by not skipping the most important meal of the day yourself). Tell them it’ll give them the energy they need to learn at school. Breakfast is a great way to sneak in fibre via quick and easy high-fibre cereals or whole-grain toast.
2. Eat a rainbow of fruit and veg
Consuming a range of fruits and vegetables (together with food such as whole grains and beans) will help them take in a wide range of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients (natural plant compounds) and fibre that work together to promote good health.