Healthy eating for kids

Chef Gildas Winter explains why Organic Foods are good for children


How can we get kids to start eating their greens?
We can start by educating them about their greens! What the benefits are from eating their greens, the taste of each one, and involve them in the preparation of the food. Those all help.

Can creating fun food art help encourage kids to eat healthy meals or snacks?
Yes, as long as they are a part of the creation and are in touch with the food. There are lots of ways to lay out food to make it appealing and fun.

What are the super foods for kids?
It is all about having an appropriate and balanced diet. Kids need vegetables and fruit in their diet. Some great ones include — lentils, leeks, carrots, spinach, tomatoes, potatoes, brown rice, apple, banana, mango, red fruits, berries and water melon.

Is it important to make meals times enjoyable?
It is crucial to have meals at regular and recurrent times every day, in a family atmosphere. It is great for kids if they can socialise with parents with no mobiles or television during the meal time. Making meal times enjoyable is the perfect way to get kids to eat various foods.

If you have a fussy eater, what can you do to change that?
If you have a fussy eater, it can help to involve the kids with the cooking process. They will be more prone to eat the same food as you — if they have helped prepare it.

What healthy dishes do you prepare at the Organic Foods and Café for kids?
One of our favouites is the salmon which is served with a spinach sauce. It is a great option! We don’t make anything that has been fried or anything too spicy. We offer lots of fruit and vegetable options!

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