Prepared by: Aamna Ikram Abbasi
Support healthy lifestyles for children through the provision of food and nutrition.
What is healthy eating?
Healthy eating is a healthy diet which gives your body a balanced mixture of food that provides nutrients, energy and helps to improve overall health, this plays a major role in our physical growth.
What is included in a healthy diet?
Healthy diet provides body with the essential nutrition.
Eat at least 5 portions of a variety of fruits and vegetables every day, instead of having full fat dairy we can go for low fat and low sugary items.
Eating fish, meat, beans, and eggs will help us a lot with the intake of proteins.
What food should we avoid?
Chocolates, more sugary, oily food which includes junk food such as burger, French fries, nuggets and etc.
Portions of healthy food:
Proteins: helps in growth of body.
Fats: energy giving foods.
Water: helps our body get rid of liquid waste in form of sweat and urine.
Carbohydrates: are also the energy giving foods.
Dietary fiber: helps to get rid of undigested food.
Minerals & vitamins: protect our body from diseases.
A diet which contains all the nutrients in right portions is known as healthy diet.
This is our duty to give the knowledge of healthy eating to children from a very young age, this really matters that what a mother eats while she is breastfeeding her child. Nowadays there are many cases of kids getting obese, high sugar level, many other diseases which their bodies cannot fight against because of their poor diet. This situation can lead them to depression, lack of motivation, lack of interest in physical development.
In many cases kids commit suicide because of being obese they start disliking themselves and the world around them.
To avoid such situations we have to help the young ones choose what is healthy/ unhealthy or what is good or bad for their body.