TIPS FOR PLANNING MENUS FOR SCHOOL GOING CHILDREN
- Daily meals should meet your child’s increasing needs due to activity, growth and special requirements because of sickness or injury.
- By nature children are restless and do not like to spend much time at the table for eating. In the morning, they are rushed so as not to miss the school bus. You have to plan dishes that are quick to eat and nutritious.
- Children also tend to be bored with foods easily. So menus need to provide variety in color, texture, taste and flavor.
- You must also keep in mind the climatic conditions. During summer extra liquids and salts are to be given to replenish extra loss in sweating.
- Children have varying appetites and often prefer snacks at frequent intervals to a few large ones. Keep thinking of newer, nutritious snacks for your child.
- A child should be encouraged to eat with the rest of the family when he is ready to take the family meals. Such interactions between family members are a part of normal development.