Right bites for the whole family
It’s never too late to embark on a holistic change to your dietary plan. the fun bit? everyone — from grandparents to I nfants — can be part of It
nurturing and nourishing a family go hand- inhand. If you are ready to rally your family around better nutrition, now’s the time to get a healthy jump on the new year. “Making consistently good food choices can set your family on the road to good health,” says Marlene Schmidt, registered dietitian for Nestlé’s Nutrition, Health and Wellness Center of Excellence. “Besides helping you stay healthy, a nutritious diet can support growth, strengthen immune systems and boost energy levels.”
Eating healthy almost always tops the list of resolutions at the beginning of a year. However, one month later, you may find yourself dithering from your resolve. We bring you some easy and useful tips on how to get the right foods in your family’s diet.
A lifetime of wellness begins with good eating habits during pregnancy and nutritious choices for babies. Experts recommend exclusive breastfeeding for your baby’s first six months, followed by continued breastfeeding for as long as possible after the introduction of first foods.
Your pediatrician can help determine when your baby is ready to try solid foods. Feeding iron- fortified infant cereal is a great way to help meet your baby’s iron needs. Add fruits and veggies one at a time, and ensure foods are the right size and texture to match your baby’s development, starting with puréed foods and working your way to small, soft bits. Offering a variety of nutritious foods will help your baby experience different tastes and flavours.