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Wednesday, April 26, 2023
SPONSORED CONTENT Rupert Weber, general manager at apetito, talks about the importance of young children enjoying their food when it comes to nursery mealtimes.
The early years of a child's life are crucial for their physical, cognitive, and emotional development. And it's during these early years of a child's life that their eating habits are formed and influenced – setting them on a path for life!
It's therefore a really important time to encourage young children to enjoy their food and introduce them to different foods and good nutrition.
Let's face it, every child would prefer to tuck into a bar of chocolate or a packet of crisps if given the choice between that and a healthy piece of fruit, but now is the time to introduce them positively to foods that are vital for their long-term health and wellbeing.
This doesn't mean forcing young children to eat certain foods or restricting others. It's about creating a positive and enjoyable food environment that guides and encourages children to try new foods and make healthy choices.
MEETING NUTRITIONAL STANDARDS
Studies have shown that children who enjoy a variety of foods during their formative years are more likely to maintain a healthy diet later in life. In contrast, children who are fussy eaters and refuse to try new foods are more likely to become picky eaters and develop a limited and unhealthy diet as they grow older.
All our meals here at apetito do the ‘heavy lifting’ for you. All our meals are developed to meet nutritional standards.
Why not choose from more than 200 main meals and desserts that we know children will love and are packed with goodness and nutrition.
Let us help you make your mealtimes easy. Find out more here