How Do I Get My Kids To Start Eating Healthier?

Getting your kids to eat healthy everyday can be a challenge. It takes a lot of planning, motivation and many sparks of creativity.

 

One of the best gifts you could ever give your kids is teaching them about food and Di Nutrition starting from a young age is a great way of instilling healthy habits they will stick to into adulthood, then pass down to their children and so on.

 

I believe that Kids can catch the bug of healthy eating habits and a real love for food. Teaching your kids to love healthy food doesn’t just stop when they become teenagers either.

 

Di Nutrition education is a constant process where everyone of any age is always evolving and becoming healthier.

 

Are you ready to take your kids health to the next level?.. Here’s how.

 

Eat Breakfast Everyday

There is a reason why they say that Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it sets you up for the rest of your day.. as there’s a clear difference between kids Β who eat their Breakfast and those who do not.

 

Increased energy, concentration levels, positive mood, Healthier BMI AKA Body Mass Index and belly not rumbling etc. To not have any Breakfast at all for yourself is bad enough but to leave your kids without any is even worse.

 

Make sure that in the morning your kids have their Breakfast ready for them on time every day. I believe that if you’re leading by example and eating a healthy breakfast too your children will follow suit.

 

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Place Healthy Snacks Strategically

It’s great to always have healthy snacks on hand, be sure to put them where the kids can visually see them. Just like adults, they eat with their eyes.. Β make sure the snack is appealing when they see it.

 

For example leaving Bananas in the fruit bowl on the kitchen table is a smart idea because your kids will go past there many times during the day.

 

 

Let Them Know Where Food Comes From

If you’re not too careful they will swear blind it comes from anyone of the numerous fast junk joints circling around your local area.

 

It’s a sad state of affairs where many children have not had the opportunity to get any sort of awareness of where real food actually comes from. I’m talking about the farm to table process, even down to what Fruit and Vegetable looks like on the farm.

 

I would suggest you take your kids to your nearest food farm and let them experience the different Fruit and Vegetables and how to select each. For example, now many food farms allow apple picking in Autumn, along with selecting fresh eggs straight from the hen itself.

 

There’s also Vegetable pickings you can do on the farms beyond just Autumn and Apples, such as Butternut squash, Tomatoes, Green beans and Aubergines.

 

If you don’t have any food farms close by then not to worry, you can still take them to the supermarket and teach them about the different Vegetables and Fruits and how to select each.

 

With this experience/methods your kids will start to develop a true appreciation for food, which will lead to a better meal appreciation and a sense of gratitude for fresh and whole ingredients/foods.

 

 

Have Kids Participate In the Kitchen

Get your kids into the kitchen helping out and learning about the mechanics of cooking, the younger the better so that when they reach their teens and tweens, they are able to make their own meals without assistance. Once again this is something they can pass down to their kids and so on.

 

That’s It

I really enjoyed sharing this with you guys. Please do let me know though…

 

How Important Is Your Kids Health In terms Of What They Eat, To You?

 

What Are You Actively Doing To Make Sure Your Kids Are Healthy?

 

Are Your Kids Having A Healthy Breakfast Each Morning? Β 

 

Do You Have Any Success/Failed Stories To Share About Attempting To Try To Make Your Kids Eat Healthy?

 

What Did You Make Of All Of This?

Of course Any other questions are always welcome just leave a comment below

 

Until Then Ciao

We  Look Up 倧 

 

Karim David

The Healthy One

 

61 Comments

  1. Krystal Ludvigsson October 10, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    Education is the key so I’m happy you’re shinning a light on it.

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    1. Karim October 10, 2018 at 10:19 pm

      Facts Krystal! Thanks for your support it means a lot πŸ™‚

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      1. Kalajot Agah October 12, 2018 at 7:22 pm

        Thank you Karim for this article, you have good ideas all the time.

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  2. Cecilie Lafrenz October 10, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    I like this πŸ™‚

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    1. Karim October 10, 2018 at 10:20 pm

      Thanks Cecilie πŸ™‚

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  3. Madeleine Ellis October 10, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    My kids are a nightmare but I’m going to make it more appealing to them from now on.

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    1. Karim October 10, 2018 at 10:20 pm

      Aha I believe in you Madeleine πŸ™‚

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    2. Carly Palmer October 17, 2018 at 9:32 am

      AWWW πŸ™‚

      Reply
  4. Brynjar Jonsson October 10, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    I advocate a healthy lifestyle but my kids always want sweets.
    I need to start telling them no and taking them to nature instead.

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    1. Karim October 10, 2018 at 10:22 pm

      I love this comment Brynjar.. Your kids will thank you when you follow thorough with this when they’re older, just wait πŸ˜‰

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  5. Leon Tanner October 10, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    My kids have been nagging me to let them eat better, I’ve given in now!

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    1. Babila Rosati October 13, 2018 at 11:00 pm

      Clever kids πŸ™‚

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    2. Bobby Steffensen October 17, 2018 at 1:45 am

      My kids got me on the same thing.

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      1. Karim October 17, 2018 at 1:11 pm

        LOL

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  6. Benny Mardon October 11, 2018 at 2:51 am

    Very true Karim it’s a great gift to give.

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    1. Karim October 11, 2018 at 9:12 pm

      Thanks Benny πŸ™‚

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  7. Dane Fehr October 11, 2018 at 9:53 am

    My kids are not having a healthy breakfast at all πŸ™
    but I’ve had a look at your healthy breakfast tips and I’m
    going to buy some healthy food from now on.

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    1. Karim October 11, 2018 at 9:13 pm

      Excellent Dane.. I’m really happy for you and your kids πŸ™‚

      Reply
  8. Roman Faerber October 12, 2018 at 8:53 am

    My children’s health is very important to me, I need to show them a better example
    as I’ve let myself go a bit. I’m on your meal plan right now I’m on day 4 and I’m loving
    the meals, it taste like heaven in my mouth lol.

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    1. Karim October 12, 2018 at 6:12 pm

      I’m glad to hear that. Amazing Roman! taking action with a purpose behind it.. Ahaha heaven in your mouth, I’m happy you enjoy the meals πŸ™‚

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  9. Sonja Patel October 12, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    I’m going to educate my kids as much as possible.
    I want them to be able to make the best food choices.

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    1. Karim October 12, 2018 at 6:12 pm

      Sonjay good for you πŸ™‚

      Reply
  10. Alisha Saunders October 12, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    My children are not having the type of Breakfast I would like them to have.
    I let them choose and it’s always the sugary brands they want, do you think I
    should put my foot down?

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    1. Karim October 12, 2018 at 6:16 pm

      I think you’ve answered your own question here Alisha, you’re the one that purchases the items.. if you want them to have a healthy breakfast then make it so! they may not be happy at first but over time plus with reinforcement/education about the benefits of healthy eating they will thank you in years to come πŸ™‚

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      1. Phillip Schiller October 13, 2018 at 9:25 am

        I normally feel guilty but it’s not healthy so you’re right here.

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  11. Irina Behr October 14, 2018 at 6:29 am

    I give them healthy options only to eat, I’m more worried about what they eat at school more than anything else.

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    1. Karim October 14, 2018 at 3:18 pm

      I never even thought of that, big facts right there.. Schools are working on healthy meals, but it’s still needs a lot of work you know. Irina I take it you give your kids pat lunch, and a concerned about the sweets on the way from school to home? in which case your encouragement about healthy eating plus your example over time will build their respect for you, want to take action themselves and your level of trust will go up in them too, to make the right choices. I hope this helps much love πŸ™‚

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  12. Gian Duhan October 14, 2018 at 8:31 am

    It’s starts with us as the role models.. I love how you put that, I need to do better myself let alone my son.

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    1. Karim October 14, 2018 at 3:19 pm

      Exactly thanks for the love Gian πŸ™‚

      Reply
  13. Elly Wirths October 14, 2018 at 11:30 am

    I want to give my kids a better future so their health is so important to me. This was very powerful article I learned a lot πŸ™‚

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    1. Karim October 14, 2018 at 3:19 pm

      I can feel your energy when I read that Elly for sure, for sure.. I’m glad you felt the power of this article, much love to you πŸ™‚

      Reply
  14. Lucy Barnes October 15, 2018 at 4:23 am

    I sending my kids to gym class after school, and I make sure they stay away from junk food on the most part.

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    1. Karim October 16, 2018 at 12:38 pm

      Keep working on this, even on weekends make sure they’re keeping fit.. I love the effort you’ve made already though πŸ™‚

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  15. Johnny Rogers October 15, 2018 at 9:20 am

    A tip my hat to you you’ve really made some valid points here.
    All the best for the rest of the year pal πŸ™‚

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    1. Karim October 16, 2018 at 12:39 pm

      Thank you Johnny I appreciate that/you.. BACK AT YOU MAN! πŸ˜‰

      Reply
  16. Tess Hewitt October 15, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    This brought back memories of my mum sharing the exp of real food with me. My kids need this exp too😁

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    1. Karim October 16, 2018 at 12:39 pm

      Aha get on it Tess make it happen πŸ™‚

      Reply
  17. Ian Jessen October 16, 2018 at 12:15 am

    My kids have white toast with cheese is that healthy ?

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    1. Karim October 16, 2018 at 12:40 pm

      Switch the white for brown Ian and you’ll be good.. some vegetables and eggs will make this even healthier.

      Reply
  18. Troy Mcbride October 16, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    My efforts have not been great towards my kids health, this has motivated me to make a change though as I’ve never thought about it so deeply before.

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    1. Karim October 17, 2018 at 1:10 pm

      Well I’m glad Troy that this has got you motivated/thinking more deeply about your kids health.. thank you for sharing this with us πŸ™‚

      Reply
  19. Ellen Pickett October 16, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    Looking up is really helping me be more positive now! Thanks Karim πŸ™„

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    1. Karim October 17, 2018 at 1:10 pm

      No problem Ellen.. It’s nice to know you’re more positive πŸ™‚

      Reply
  20. Daisy Hayes October 16, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    Very helpful to my and my children, very well said πŸ™‚

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    1. Karim October 17, 2018 at 1:11 pm

      That’s amazing Daisy! thank you πŸ™‚

      Reply
  21. Kira May October 17, 2018 at 12:12 am

    My kids are my world so everything.

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    1. Karim October 17, 2018 at 1:11 pm

      πŸ™‚

      Reply
  22. Chelsea Robbins October 17, 2018 at 12:30 am

    My kids sometimes skip Breakfast and it’s my fault because I wake up late for work. I’ve seen your article on sleep randomly and now I’ve been on time for work everyday for the last 4 days, which means I’m not as stressed and I get paid my full amount in the month (I’ve not had full pay for about 4 years now) Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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    1. Karim October 17, 2018 at 1:13 pm

      Wow I’m happy my article has gotten you a full months pay after so long! Wake up early make breakfast for you and your kids though.. don’t forget πŸ™‚

      Reply
  23. Finn Parsons October 17, 2018 at 7:25 am

    I don’t even have any children but this has made me think.. I want to make my kids eating habits better than my own.

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    1. Karim October 17, 2018 at 1:15 pm

      Love this comment Finn.. You’re exactly right, they are the future πŸ™‚

      Reply
  24. Oz T.Arthur October 17, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    Kids health is everything I really don’t like the thought of a young kid dying early.

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    1. Karim October 18, 2018 at 3:53 pm

      Very true Oz.. very true!

      Reply
  25. Zed Allik October 17, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    This has made me think before I buy as I’m an impulse buyer at heart,
    I now bring a list with me and don’t divert off that.

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    1. Karim October 18, 2018 at 3:53 pm

      Good for you Zed, I’m happy you came to that decision πŸ™‚

      Reply
  26. Joy Gomez October 19, 2018 at 10:51 am

    I took my kids to a farm near where I live and we all had so much fun.
    Thank you because it was your suggestion that made our bond stronger.

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    1. Karim October 19, 2018 at 5:03 pm

      Awesome I’m very happy for you that you’ve got a stronger bond with your kids now! It’s made this article worthwhile, thank you for sharing this with us Joy πŸ™‚

      Reply
  27. Jelanea Odion October 19, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    I’ve started making my little boy oats since reading your article, I use to give him cereal bars
    but as you told me it’s packed with sugar.

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    1. Karim October 19, 2018 at 5:04 pm

      Yes well remembered.. this was a smart move, I’m really proud of you Jelanea.

      Reply
  28. Ryan Halimnye October 19, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    The only way my children eat their greens is if I mask it, or in their meals they enjoy like pasta or burgers.
    The only 4 and 6 should I be worried ?

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    1. Karim October 19, 2018 at 5:07 pm

      No it’s natural for them especially the way the marketing is for junk (Cartoons and bright colours ect) Just be consistent and take what you learn from me and pass it down to them!
      In like 10 years they’ll be so aware of what they’re putting in their mouths, from their they really will have made a choice because they know both sides.. I hope that helps Ryan πŸ™‚

      Reply

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