Healthy Food Habits
“Why is it important to create Healthy Eating Habits early?”
It can be a challenge to encourage children to eat vegetables and fruits every day. ... Early childhood is an important time to establish healthy eating patterns. A balanced diet is key to healthy eating habits because it provides children with the nutrients they need to grow.
Children who eat healthy foods in their everyday lives can be more alert and interested in activities, which can improve their concentration and learning. All Early childhood education and care educators are in a unique position to support children’s development and growth, and to promote good eating habits.
Using games and activities is a great way to help children learn about healthy eating while having fun at the same time! The ideas below can be used to engage children in healthy eating experiences, teach them to recognise different foods and encourage them to experiment with new foods, tastes, flavours and textures.