Parenting | 22 November 20164 Tips for Early Nutrition Guidance Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Early nutrition is so important for your child’s health. Starting healthy eating early will help your child develop a healthy diet later in life. It can be hard to figure out what is the right food to feed your child, or how much. Here are some tips from Baby Self-Feeding. 1. A Love Affair with Sugar Sometimes parents reward their children with candies or treats. This may result in giving your children too much sugar. This can be bad because children tend to prefer higher concentrations of sugar. Although it might seem obvious, you should moderate the amount of sugar you give your children. You can give them treats every once in awhile, but rewarding them with sugar is not the way to go. Sugar can be good, but not too much. 2. Children Love Salt Too Just as children crave sweets, they crave salt too. Also like sugar it is important to moderate the amount of salt your children have. The recommended salt intake for children 4-13 years old is 1200- 1500 milligrams per day. 3. Boost Veggie and Fruit Intake A survey in 2015 revealed that just 20 percent of children get the recommended the 5 daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Food preferences that develop at an early age can influence eating habits later in life. It is important to expose children to a wide variety to of fruits and vegetables at most meals. 4. Family Meal Times Schedules can get crazy, but you should make time for family mealtime as soon as you start feeding your child solid food. Children who engage in family mealtime tend to eat healthier later into life. Buy from an Online Retailer US: UK: Let your baby take control of their eating habits and create a healthy relationship with food! Your baby’s relationship with food starts with her first bite. Set your child up for lifetime of healthy, adventurous eating by letting her lead the way. Baby self-feeding puts your child in the driver’s seat, helping to establish a positive relationship with what’s on his plate. This book helps you encourage a confident and healthy eater at an early age, featuring: Valuable self-regulatory skills Mindful eating strategies 25 baby-tested and approved functional food recipes Smart-start purees and healthy finger foods, and how to introduce them Ways to avoid picky eating Methods for avoiding food allergies and reducing choking hazards Mess-free tips for dining out Baby Self-Feeding offers practical solutions, step-by-step ways to transition your baby to early solid foods and smart-start purees. Homemade baby foods avoid the excess sugar, sodium, dyes, and fillers found in commercial products – plus, they’re easy to make even if you are short on time. Let your baby learn to eat at her own pace with Baby Self-Feeding. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.