Incorporate these healthy foods into your child’s daily diet to boost their nutrition.
March is National Nutrition Month. In honor of this month, you should make an attempt to improve your child’s diet. Studies have shown that establishing a healthy lifestyle during childhood can have numerous benefits for your child down the line. This is why you should take this opportunity to teach your child about healthy eating habits. Here are some of the healthy foods you should try to get your child to eat daily.
Oatmeal is a breakfast staple and for good reason! Not only is oatmeal a hearty and wholesome way to jumpstart your child’s day, but studies have shown that oatmeal might improve your child’s cognitive development. Additionally, because of its low glycemic index, oatmeal is one of the healthiest grains out there. A low glycemic diet is an effective way to prevent childhood obesity and reduces your child’s risk of developing juvenile diabetes and heart disease.
If you haven’t heard about goji berries, then you are missing out on a nutritional powerhouse. These small berries contain more vitamin C than oranges, more iron than spinach, and more protein than whole meat. Additionally, goji berries are a great source of healthy polysaccharides, antioxidants, and amino acids. Finally, the beta-carotene and zeaxanthin found in these berries can help protect your child’s eyes and preserve their eyesight.
Avocados are packed with essential vitamins and minerals that your child’s developing body relies on. For instance, avocados are a great source of monounsaturated fats that are particularly important for a child’s growth. Avocados also contain fiber that promotes a healthy digestive system. Additionally, avocados are a great source for vitamins K, E, C, and B6, which can help with blood clotting, healthy skin and hair, and boosting their immune system.
These are just a few of the healthy foods that you should encourage your child to eat on a daily basis. Want another way to encourage healthy habits? Then trust the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley. We have the right after-school programs to encourage your child’s healthy growth and development. Contact us to learn more about our extensive program offerings today.