10 Reasons Eating Healthy is Important for Kids

Healthy eating is great for mind, body and soul.

1. Children’s bodies are growing and because they have high metabolic rates and underdeveloped immune systems, eating healthy is important.

A healthy and well-balanced diet supports brain development and eating plenty of fresh fruit might boost your child's performance in school. Zinc, omega fatty acids and Vitamin B12 are all important for keeping your cognitive functions (such as memory and problem-solving ability) working at the highest possible level.

  

2. Increase in Productivity

Like a vehicle, your brain needs quality fuel to run efficiently. Children will likely be more energized and motivated, supporting their ability to le   arn.

 

3. Ensuring children get the right vitamins and minerals in their diet will help them grow and develop optimally.

Fruit contains a wealth of key vitamins and minerals that support your child's development and help keep him healthy. Plenty of fruit helps your child get adequate amounts of potassium, which helps keep their blood pressure normal.  Also, eating fruits is one way to lower your child's caloric intake, which can help prevent unhealthy weight gain or shed excess pounds.

 

4. Bone Health.

Eating plenty of calcium (which can be found in dairy products, fortified non-dairy milks and dark leafy green veggies) wards off diseases like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis in later life.

 

 5. Educating them on healthy eating during childhood will also help them make healthier choices as they become adults.

High achievers are usually first in line for recognition, promotions and raises.

 

 6. Mood.

Staying away from harmful additives wards off mood swings.

 

 7. Feeling great about yourself!

Healthy eating teaches children to care about themselves, both body and mind.

 

 8. Fiber helps keep your child's digestive system working normally, which reduces risk of constipation.

When your child gets plenty of fiber in his diet, he's also at a decreased risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and obesity.

 

 9. Vitality.

A healthy diet has you glowing with vitality outside and in. Healthy food leaves you feeling energetic!

 

 10. Good sleep.

Eating healthy promotes restful sleep.

Now, go make a healthy snack for your little one!

Note: These tips may vary from child to child and are not intended to diagnose treat, cure, or prevent any disease or disability.