Are you a first time Mom or Dad? Are you having a hard time choosing which types of food you shall feed to your offspring to make them healthier? Do you fear that you may not be giving the right nutrition for your children?
Stop the fear. Take note of these components which builds up a healthy meal for your child, as recommended by members of CACFP management.
Vitamin A. This specific vitamin gives numerous benefits to a child’s health, but it works effectively to assist the eyes in adjusting to bright and dim lights, boosts the immune system, and keeps the skin healthy. Here are Vitamin A-rich food options you can easily buy at the groceries:
- Egg Yolks
- Sweet Potatoes
Vitamin C. Most of us already know that this type of vitamin works magic to treat common colds; but its magic does not only work in that field. Vitamin C has also been proven to help the body heal wounds fast, to keep the cells together, to strengthen the blood vessels’ walls, and to build stronger teeth and bones. The options you can choose to feed your child with a meal packed with Vitamin C are as follows:
- Citrus Fruits
Protein. To maintain the health of children’s muscles, hair, and skin, consuming food which contains high amounts of protein is necessary. This particular nutrient is responsible for breaking down food into energy, carrying oxygen all throughout the body, building of cells, as well as fighting infections. The primary sources of protein are:
- Nuts and Beans
- Dairy Products
Fats. Not all fats are harmful. We should remember this, especially when feeding our children. Fats are even required by the body for it to successfully synthesize fat-soluble vitamins like Vitamin D. Now, which foods rich in fat shall you feed your children with?
- Whole-milk fairy products
Carbohydrates. Everybody who wants to lose weight are trying so hard to “cut their carbs” without realizing how carbohydrates in the body works to produce energy. This notion should also be dismissed when talking to children who equally needs carbohydrates as storage room for their glucose- the primary source of energy. To get enough amounts of carbohydrates, your children would need one of these in every meal:
True, parenting is not just simple. It requires satisfactory skills and knowledge. You may fail being a good parent at first, but you will eventually get the hang of it. If you think you are already doing a good job, be with your most effective and efficient Child and Adult Care Food Program in Texas.
With Advance Childcare, Inc.’s our advocacy is complete nutrition in a child’s every meal. Share this information with your parent-friends.