Raising kids today is not an easy job and only parents know how hard it can be. Not to mention that it is hard for parents to maintain all aspects of life in a healthy condition in order to create a normal and safe environment for their child to grow in.
Keeping a child safe and healthy is not easy, but it can be done with some effort. First thing that a parent should be cautious about is eating. Parents easily spoil a child so that bad eating habits emerge. Kids like to eat sweets, candies, snacks and that is not recommended at all. It is not forbidden, but food and drinks like that should be taken only from time to time. Two major problems might happen because of bad habits; one is obesity and the other is dental problem. Both of them might lead to complications further on in life and that must be prevented in early age.
Healthy nutritious eating and regular physical activity (via sports or simple play) should be enough for a child to develop healthy and normally. As for meals, each of the three major and two snacks are important, but lunch is interesting because it is usually eaten while in school, not at home. Therefore, lunchboxes come into picture and their content should be healthy and filled with major nutrients, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, and minerals, even fat (in some small amounts and only good fat).
About healthy nutritious lunchbox
Healthy nutritious lunchbox is easily made, following only several basic rules. It is important to include all major nutrients already mentioned above, to make the lunch look interesting for a child and make different lunches each day (same food will induce boredom). Sandwiches, pasta, grilled or roasted meat, all types of salad, fruits, rice, fish; these are all types of food that should be included in a healthy nutritious lunchbox. As for nutrients, there are many available lists of food with ingredients and number of calories produced. Those lists will help in determining the exact calories value your kid should take in each day. If a child is physically very active, number of calories should be increased accordingly.
Besides healthy eating, physical activity is something that every kid should participate in, and for most kids this is a normal thing. Obesity is easily defeated if healthy eating and regular and proper physical activity are included. Parents should, if needed, disregard child’s wishes for bad calories and remain firm when it comes to healthy nutritious lunches and other meals as well.