CHILDREN AND WATER
Information prepared by Alejandro Silvera, our consultant, registered pharmacist, with a diploma in health and the in-house expert in nutrition and diet
THE 10 KEYS FOR A HEALTHY AND BALANCED DIET FOR CHILDREN
We will choose products with less fat content, low in sal and lots of vegetables, fruits, legumes and cereals.
It is important to know their school menu in order to supplement it with breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner in order to achieve a balanced diet.
Get children used to eating a bit of everything, to try new flavours and different textures.
If we cook food in different ways, we combine those they like less with those they do like and we present them in an attractive manner, we are guaranteeing that the dishes will be more appetizing.
It’s important to have them involved in the process, including them in the shopping, the preparation of the meal as well as the preparation of table, etc.
Teach them all you know about the food, what they are for, how they affect the body, how much the body needs of each one…
We should be giving children products from all the food groups (fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, cereal and legumes). It’s in our hands to avoid them from eating superfluos meals filled with empty calories such as pastries, soft drinks, sweets, crisps or precooked meals.
It’s essential that food education is practiced at home and in school, this requires patience, dedication, consistency, discipline and not making unacceptable concessions.
It’s important to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner as a family in a relaxed environment and following a specific order: first course, main course and dessert.
We should ensure that the children have al least three consisten meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a snack (fruit, yogurt, sandwich) at mid morning and mid afternoon.