It is difficult for parents to teach healthy eating habits in children, primarily eat fruit or vegetables. “Most children are reluctant to eat vegetables because they do not like the taste. Especially green leafy vegetables. It is very difficult to persuade children to eat vegetables,” said Susanto Fendy, S.TP of Nutrifood Research Center, in a discussion themed media Young Healthy Habit Since Penang Bistro, as quoted from okezone.com.
Teach healthy eating habits in children
Childhood of course is in need of good nutrition, especially vitamins and minerals that help the growth of your child. “There are many ways you can do to make your child like vegetables, especially green leafy vegetables. One of them by adding a little sugar to the vegetables you cook,” says Fendy.
Fendy explained that sugar is proven as an alternative for children to want to eat vegetables. “From the research in the Netherlands, children are fond of with something sweet. For example, fruits. To persuade children to eat vegetables, sugar can be added to make vegetables taste more delicious,” said Fendy.
After two to three weeks inculcated the habit of eating vegetables with sugar, you can begin to reduce the intake of sugar in these foods. Eventually the child will be familiar with a given vegetables and will eat without using sugar.
“One thing to keep in mind is the use of sugar adjusted. Do not add too much sugar in the diet, because it can lead to other health problems,” said Fendy.