Ever since Dr. William Sears wrote his important book on good nutrition entitled The NDD Book, there has been a fire storm of controversy and reflection on the importance of feeding our kids good wholesome food for optimal health. But many of us are still reluctant to take the time and make the effort to really prepare good nutritious meals.
Nutrition deficit disorder is not a real disorder. It is just a name that Dr. Sears gave to parents who don’t understand how important it is to focus on the proper nutrition of their kids. What nutrition deficit disorder points out is if you feed your kids junk food, they will get a junk brain. And this can cause endless difficulties for your children.
One way of making sure that your kids eat right is to make sure that they eat real, unprocessed foods every day, preferably every meal. Make sure that your kids eat fish, whole grains, vegetables, and milk. Here are a few tips to make sure that your kids are healthy and eat right.
1. As most of us know by now, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But do we allow our kids to go off to school eating too many sugary foods, and then let them buy more junk food at lunch? If this is the case, we may be contributing to nutrition deficit disorder which has many consequences, not least of which is a problem learning at school, and picking things up quickly.
2. Make sure that your children eat foods that are rich in omega-3s. Omega-3s make myelin which helps to reinforce brain connections so that the brain will work better. And kids will be able to think and focus better as a result. This will mean that they will also be able to learn faster and with more ease.
3. Eat more fish, blueberries, spinach and nuts. Incorporate these in your child’s diet as much as possible. Preferably make sure that they have one of these at most meals. Feed your child good carbohydrates as much as possible. Good carbohydrates will give your kids a lot more energy and they will want to move more often.
4. At first, you may want to keep a food diary for your child. You may want to note which foods give your child more energy and which ones don’t. Also, you may want to take note if your child has a sore tummy from certain foods. If it does, then don’t give your child any of that food, or restrict its use for a while.
By following these tips, you’ll be making sure that your child eats good wholesome foods. This will help you to ensure that your child’s brain is healthy and she doesn’t become obese. This is really worth the effort any day.