Children and their diet
Messages about the need for a healthy diet are everywhere yet still it’s hard, WHY? I would argue that the messages and strategies to promote a healthy diet, however great are piecemeal and that if we can work WITH children and figure out a plan to deliver the complete package, we could get onto the starting blocks with this issue.
Here’s the suggestion… what do you think?
- That information targeted at us uses language we understand and can relate to and that is presented to makes the important points clearly.
- That we can get hold of this information easily.
Abilities and skills
- That we can identify nutritious foods
- That we can shop for nutritious foods
- That we can cook nutritious food for ourselves and others
Inspiration & motivation
- That our close family members eat and cook a healthy balanced diet.
- That parent and key members of the family allow us to experiment and learn about cooking nutritious foods.
- That people we admire say and show us that they enjoy nutritious food.
Support for this where we live, study and work
- That schools, our home and other places we like to go and eat encourage us to eat, buy and cook nutritious foods.
- That health clinics support us and tell us if and when we need extra vitamins and minerals.
In addition to all this, everyone heading into a more nutritious diet – needs to create an audacious goal tied to this idea that really gets them excited. Here’s an example: I want to wake up each day feeling refreshed and excited. My body and brain feel as well fed as they could possible be. I glow and lots of people are asking me – what’s happened? Once that’s done, this goal needs a visit every day.