Wellness - Nutrition | 0-18 yrs

Food Habits And Its Impacts On Children

Smitha Suresh

An insightful glimpse through the causes, effects and solutions for the adversities of the present day food habits and it's impacts.

“To look at the impacts of non-nutritive food consumption on health especially in children, we need to begin by looking at pregnancy itself – that’s where a lifetime of good or bad health is created for a foetus,” wrote Smitha Suresh, Nutrition Consultant, in an article named ‘For Our Children’ in her blog ‘Wellness as a Context for Life.’

Our food habits are not weaved by us alone; our parents have a significant role to play in it as well. The junk food addiction in a child must have had its roots implanted way behind in the past than we imagine - could go back to the days a child was a mere foetus in the mother’s womb.

Many of the food habits we follow are results of external influences. The way we eat must do a lot with the environment we live in; the food our parents provide; the food our friends eat; the staple foods of the society/state, the TV/Online shows that we watch, etc. Our likes and dislikes towards certain foods can be even the influence of something that happened in our childhood. There’s a lot that we may not know about our own food habits.

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well,” quotes Virginia Woolf, a famous writer and, a pioneer modernist of the 20th century. The right food acts as the food for your thought processes as well. So, to explore more about your or your child’s food habits, to know more on the lines of nutritious and healthy food, to know the facts and lies behind packaged foods and many more, flick through the following pages of the ClipBook, “Food Habits And It's Impacts On Children”.  

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