Children's nutrition is one of the most discussed and relevant topics for parents. How to instill healthy eating habits in preschool and school children, and what to include in the children's menu? Let's take a look.

What foods are bad for a small organism that should be discarded?


◾️ hot spices (can cause allergies, bad for digestion)

◾️ salt (gives a load on the kidneys, violates the water-salt balance);

carcinogenic/smoked products (affect the liver and gastrointestinal tract)

◾️ products containing dyes, stabilizers, preservatives: soda, lollipops, gum, chips, crackers, soft drinks (allergies, malfunctions of the digestive and nervous systems)


What is considered good nutrition?


The main principles of healthy and proper nutrition:


◾️ It is food that provides the body with all the necessary substances and contains: proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

◾️ A balanced diet, which means a high content of vitamins and minerals, which will help the body to grow, develop, and stay healthy.

◾️ Moderation — the correspondence of the calorie content of food to how much the baby spends and how actively he moves. The child should be fed and satisfy hunger, but not overeat.

◾️ A diet that is important to follow from an early age. The break between meals should be about 3 hours. It is important to strive to eat at the same time.

◾️ Variety — on a day, a child needs to eat foods from different food groups — proteins, carbohydrates, dairy products, fats, fruits, and vegetables.


Healthy nutrition includes dishes that will saturate the child's body, ensure the normal operation of all processes and mechanisms, and energize for further feats:


◾️ porridge

◾️ casseroles

◾️ baked / steamed / steamed vegetables

◾️ salads (vegetable / fruit, seasoned with vegetable oil / sour cream / yogurt)

◾️ fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs (at the request of the child, without restrictions)


How much food they need, the children will determine for themselves. The main thing is not to overfeed them. Food should be good for the health of the child. Therefore, strictness in the meal regimen is not needed (even if the child is sick).


You should not feed your child with food that deceives the taste buds (store sausages) or “clogs” the stomach with carbohydrates without any benefit (semolina).


Be responsible when choosing food and preparing food for your children. The best way to make children happy is to make them healthy.


The perfect healthy food product for your child is Tatapela.


Tatapela products are 100% natural and have no added colors, preservatives, sweeteners or sugar, corn syrup, or palm oil. Some flavors are also gluten-free.


Tatapela offers desserts, which consists of nuts and dried chewy pieces of fruits and vegetables. It is a cruelty-free product as the bites are made from only natural plant-based ingredients.


Take care of your child's healthy nutrition with Tatapela!