Food is one of the necessities of life. Food contains nutrients substances essential for the growth, repair, and maintenance of body tissues and for the regulation of vital processes. Nutrients provide the energy our bodies need to function.
As children grow and develop, they need important nutrients to be strong and healthy. Therefore, they need to practice healthy eating habits. To teach children about healthy eating habits, parents can involve them in food shopping and cooking from an early age, expose them to fruits and vegetables, and have positive conversations about different eating lifestyles.
Children eat healthier when their parents do, exposing them to healthy food choices and being a positive role model by viewing food as “a source of joy and nourishment” rather than as an enemy, can go a long way in improving their body image and their relationship with food (Dr. Dianne Neumark-Sztainer). Parents who make meals a fun family activity, where children enjoy the company of their family, learn good table manners and sharing, are successful in bring up children would select healthy eating styles. We urge our parent readers to take this as an essential task; for your child is the future of this
nation, and a healthy household is the first step to creating a healthy nation.
In this Issue
School plays a significant role in shaping lifelong eating habits by teaching students about healthy eating habits. As eating a balanced meal in school is part of their Environment Related Activities, the students were asked to bring rice and curry and some fruit to share with their friends in the class during the interval time. And, after learning about a balanced meal by eating a plate of rice and curry, the little crafties made their own Healthy Eating Plate using a paper plate and pictures of various food items. The students’ Healthy Eating Plate is a visual guide to help educate and encourage children to eat well and keep moving.
This is a weekly project done by the Kindergarten Teachers and Students in collaboration with the Upper School Design Club
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