Responsibility to keep children healthy largely falls on the shoulders of parents. For children, staying healthy is possible only when you involve children in the process of staying healthy. The first step in achieving good health is to explain to them the importance of good health and how you can achieve it.
Healthy Eating for Kids
Teach Them Hygiene Association
Children are very aware of basic hygiene. They will share everything from glue to brush their teeth half-eaten candy. Needless to say, this set is an ideal setting for any kind of infection. So it is very important that your child knows the basics of hygiene, such as washing hands before eating, brushing teeth at least twice a day, etc. Likewise, teach you how to protect yourself from other children various infections. Tell him the importance of personal hygiene, making him bathe daily and wear clean clothes all the time. Make sure he understands the dangers of sharing water bottles, toothbrushes or other personal items.
Protect people from diseases
Insulate your child from others is the only way you can protect your child from contracting the infection, when a major epidemic break in. Even if one of the other family members get sick, it would be wise to keep your child away from them. On the other hand, if your own child get an infection, it is equally important to isolate her from other children to prevent them from contracting the infection. When your child is sick, do not send them to school or daycare. It is much easier for children to stay healthy during the holidays, as the interaction with other children is reduced. However, it is best to take all precautionary measures, such as vaccines, etc., at the beginning of the holiday season.
Healthy Eating Habits
Healthy eating habits go a long way in creating the foundation for a healthy life ahead. Encourage your children to eat healthy foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables. Explain to them the dangers of eating junk food. As a parent, watching your child’s eating habits. Include a variety of food types according to their availability and the season, in the diet of their children. Proper nutrition is the only way to stay healthy with the change of seasons.
Activities for children to stay healthy
You can apply a variety of activities designed to teach children the importance of staying healthy. Simple study material that explains the concept of the anatomy of the immune system or the body can take the children familiar with their bodies. Also, set the timer for activities such as brushing teeth, bath etc can prove to be very useful, because children find them very funny. Teach them small, funny poems which underlines the importance of personal hygiene and good health also go a long way to instill the values of a healthy lifestyle. Group games and activities private or even humorous form of play can help children understand the importance of staying healthy.