Thursday, April 07, 2016 Del Monte Del Monte Philippines Del Monte Pineapple Food Healthy Eating Kids
Teach Healthy Eating Habits By Example
I firmly believe in the parenting concept of “Teaching by Example" and "Walk the Talk.&qu...
I firmly believe in the parenting concept of “Teaching by Example" and "Walk the Talk." Sure, we all want our kids to grow up as responsible, respectable, smart, and healthy kids. That's why we do everything we can to teach them about following rules, getting into the habit of reading or eating healthily. By doing everything, that means, not just teaching by words, but teaching by showing them that as parents we do these things. Parents definitely play a big part in the overall development of young children.
We can't teach children to love reading if they don't see us reading. We can't teach children to follow rules when they see their parents beat the red light on the road. And definitely we can't teach children healthy eating habits if they see us enjoy junk food very often. When I was growing up, my dad, who is now 76 years old, makes sure he eats balanced food daily. He cannot live a day without fruits and vegetables. I guess that's the reason why he's still healthy at age 76. I learned how to love to eat fruits because of him. This love for fruits I was able to pass on to my kids.
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Not only I pack them delicious snacks, it's also packed with nutrients including vitamin B6 for energy, manganese for the formation of connective tissues and bones, fiber for healthy bowel movement, and vitamin C for better immunity. In a study conducted by Dr. Leonora Panlasigui of the Philippine Women’s University’s School of Nutrition, adding two servings of Del Monte Pineapples to the daily diet of her young participants greatly improved each child's overall immunity.
With this very simple and practical way of teaching kids to have a healthy eating habit, we are assured that even when they are away from home, they will always make the right food choices. Healthy food choices mean that they could do more, experience more, and achieve more which are all vital for their over-all child development.