READER REPORT:

Helping kids eat healthy: Choice, with a twist

HEATHER MURPHY
Last updated 15:00 30/01/2013

Related Links

How do you get your kids eating healthy? Tips for helping kids eat healthy: Lead by example Tips for getting kids to eat healthy: A difficult task Seven tips for helping kids eat healthy Helping kids eat healthy: Parents need education

Relevant offers

Stuff Nation

'A different type of lonely' raising child who's 'a different type of perfect' Black Caps 'gave us something to believe in' 8 ways to cope with stress while travelling Top office dog: Louis the French Bulldog 5 top Cricket World Cup comments Black Caps World Cup run to inspire generation of cricket fans BRCA one carrier: 'Nobody wants to remove body parts for fun' Open letter to the Black Caps: I can point to you and say to my sons, 'live like that' Quake damage isolates memorial bench Black Caps played with 'class and honour'

Let children eat whatever they like, but ensure that along with their choices they eat these three things on a daily basis:

1. Some protein at each meal such as eggs, fish, cheese, or pasture-fed beef or chicken.

2. A source of Omega-3 fatty acids such as either deep-water fish, hia seeds or freshly ground flaxseeds.

3. A fresh green vegetable at each meal that is raw, lightly steamed, or briefly fried in butter, not margarine or vegetable oils.

As well as the healthy food, they need to get 20 minutes of sunshine each day without sunscreen for those vitally important first 20 minutes. Any longer than that, apply an organic-based sunscreen with no nasty additives.


View all contributions
Ad Feedback

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

Would you send your child to a total immersion school of another culture?

Yes

No

No opinion

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content