There are many activities for kids nutrition that you can include your daily lifestyle to help your child to realize just how important it is to eat the right foods. In fact, you can make it just something that they do rather than think about. Soon, they will reach for the milk rather than the soda and maybe even look for a carrot over that cookie. Here are some ideas for activities that you can do to increase the nutritional awareness that your kids have.
* Let them cook with you. When you let them cook meals with you, you increase the amount of interest they have in the foods that they eat. Take some time and really invest in this. Allow them to help you to prepare dinner by cutting vegetables or even just doing the measurements. You’ll love the kid’s interest and you’ll love the education about nutrition they are getting.
* Allow them a little play with their food. For example, when they come home from school, give your kids a plate of celery, raisins and peanut butter. By placing the peanut butter on the celery sticks, and adding the raisins on top, you create ants on a log!
* Teach the older kids about nutrition labels. These labels will help your child to realize what’s in the food they eat. Older children want to learn why they shouldn’t eat something. They don’t want to be told no, but will listen when they learn why.
These activities are only some of the many things that you can do to help your child to really understand about the foods that they are eating and how they affect their overall well being. Take the time to do an activity or two. Teach them about nutrition and their health will appreciate it.