Wellness - Nutrition | 3-18 yrs

Ways To Keep Junk Food Off Preschoolers

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Pizzas, burgers, fries and coke – all members of the junk food section. Which pre-schooler does not like gorging on junk food? Extremely delicious, they are every foodie’s delight. However, there is catch to junk food.

Full in calories and extremely poor in nutrients, filling your diet with junk food causes an array of problems in the human body. Healthyeating.sfgate.com says children who eat too much of junk food are at a higher risk for health conditions like obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

According to an article titled 10 Ways to Get Your Kids Off Junk Food and Demanding Vegetables by Mala James published in huffingtonpost in 2013, junk foods consist of products that are full of sugar, salt, white flour and extruded grains that are harmful to the body. The article mentions ways how parents can keep junk food off pre-schoolers:

• Substitute potato chips with kale chips to which you can add yeast for a cheesy flavour.

• Introduce your pre-schooler to sweet potato fries that are full of fiber and beta carotene and more nutritious.

• Replace sugary, normal smoothies with green smoothies that contains liberal doses of fruits and vegetables.

Superhealthykids.com also suggests ticking off certain items like soda pop, chips, commercial fruit snacks and candy off the grocery list.

Remember, parents have an important role to play in keeping junk food off pre-schoolers. To be acquainted more with other ways to keep junk food off pre-schoolers, skim through the pages of this ClipBook.


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