As we all know, good nutrition is vital to the healthy growth and development of our children.
We are all aware of the ever increasing issue of child obesity. Addressing the child obesity issue as well as the general decline in health of our children today, or just general disinterest in food must begin at a young age.
The importance of a wide and varied diet in pre-schoolers cannot be over stressed. However we must not overlook the necessity to make food and meal times an enjoyable experience for everyone involved.
So often we can get caught up in ensuring our children are well nourished that we forget that eating and creating food should be a fun activity. Involving them in playing with ingredients and creating meals is a fantastic way of igniting an interest in the foods they are eating.
If children learn to appreciate and enjoy a balanced diet in their early years, so the foundations are laid for a healthy attitude to eating throughout their lives.