Eating well can help children get answers from food and find their way in food education.
How can children exercise restraint when facing their favorite foods? This requires us to cultivate children’s self-control bit by bit in food education.
The problem of children’s love of sugar and dental caries plagues many families. In order to let my daughter develop a good habit since childhood, I specially took her to the Children’s Dental Hospital. After seeing the “horrible” dental caries of other children, I had the concept of not eating too much sugar. With the addition of fluoride and oral examinations every semester, my daughter has a certain degree of self-control over candy. Even if she buys sugar for her, she knows that she can eat one at most every day and never overdo it.
People who don’t want to be indecisive can also be cultivated through food education.
When my daughter was 4 years old, the whole family went to the supermarket together. I told her that day that I can choose three things I like to eat from the shelf. Ruoxi, who was faced with the choice for the first time, had difficulty choosing, and picked a large basket of delicious food. I looked at the watch and said, “Baby, give you 10 seconds to pick out your favorite. After 10 seconds, there will be nothing! 1, 2, 3…” I found that I was really moving, and the child quickly made a decision. , Quickly selected three favorite foods, after making the decision, neither entangled nor entangled, obediently lined up to pay.
Cultivate inquiry skills
On the premise of safety, opening the kitchen to children can start from helping the kitchen.
In order for the child to get adequate and comprehensive nutrition, the lover will make eggs for her daughter every day. But every day, the child is tired of eating. On this day, I had an idea and asked: “Baby, do you want to try to cook the eggs by yourself?” The little guy immediately came to his energy, stepped on a small bench to open the refrigerator, and found that there were not only eggs in the house, but also a big goose egg. I taught her step by step how to turn on the gas stove, how much water to put in the pot, how long it takes to cook, and why the big goose eggs take longer to boil than eggs… After some manipulation, her daughter not only has the skill to cook eggs. , I also understand that different foods can be compared and observed. Isn’t this also a good practice class?
Examples of meals
nutrition points: Zucchini contain more vitamin C, carbohydrates and dietary fiber, taste sweet and rich in moisture, can play a role in regulating metabolism. From the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine, zucchini has the effects of eliminating irritability and thirst, moistening the lungs and relieving cough, clearing heat and diuresis, and reducing swelling. This dish is simple to cook. It is delicious and refreshing when paired with shellfish. It can promote appetite and increase the intake of vegetables for children and adolescents.
Ingredients preparation: Ingredients preparation: 1 zucchini, a small handful of scallops (about 30 grams), 1 bowl of stock.
Recipe making: Zhang Yali, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
1. Grab a small handful of dried scallops and soak in warm water for 10 minutes.
2. Remove the head and tail of zucchini and cut into small pieces for later use.
3. After the zucchini is stir-fried, add the broth and shellfish, and add salt.
4. Cover the pot and let it sit for about 5 minutes, then you can serve it.
This column is specially supported by experts from Shanghai Children’s Nutrition Center. The Shanghai Children’s Nutrition Center was founded by Su Zufei, a well-known pediatric expert, medical educator, founder of China Modern Child Nutrition, the founder of China’s first children’s hospital, and the founder of China’s first child nutrition laboratory. Li Xiannian, a member of the “Children” China Partner Network, wrote the title.