Starting Eating Healthy Young is the Key to a Healthier Lifestyle

A Good Nutrition
Equals a Healthy Kid

"Kids Who Eat Healthier Live a Better Life"

Preston Kent - February 13, 2009

What a kid eats is very important. In order for children to grow to their full potential and be healthy and strong they must eat the proper foods. If they don’t eat the right foods it could have a negative effect on their health. There are several things they can do to ensure that they are eating properly.

Children should try their best to have a balanced diet. This means eating a little food from each food group. Eating more fruits and vegetables and staying away from sugars and fats. However it is important to include some sugar and fats in your diet also. Everything is fine in moderation. A good way to ensure that you get the proper foods is to follow the food pyramid. This pyramid suggests how much of a certain type of food that one should eat. Kids should start eating properly early because how they eat when they are younger will affect their health when they get older.

Another aspect of eating healthy is eating at the right times. Kids should have at least three major meals a day. Most important of these is breakfast. Breakfast jumpstarts a kid’s metabolism and ensures that they will have enough energy to complete the many activities that a kid does. This will also prevent a kid from becoming obese. Eating breakfast means that your body has to store less fat to maintain itself.

In order for a kid to grow strong and health he or she must eat the right things. They must eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and stay away from too much sugar and fats. They should try to follow the suggestions of the food pyramid. Also they should try to eat at least three meals a day to boost their metabolism and maintain their energy.