It is believed that in most families with elderly people and children, the problem of allowing children to eat more, or allowing children to eat less, will cause many contradictions. For the elderly, two perspectives often exist. One view is that children should eat less, and the typical one is the classic saying: Avoid eating or being hungry at meals, and it is best to be full at seven. Another point of view is that they are afraid of children being hungry, that they may not eat enough, and affect development. In fact, both views are wrong.
For the first point of view, there is no precise measurement of fullness, and it varies from person to person. For adults, it is difficult to control this amount, not to mention how can a child of two or three years old use such a rule to ask a child? If you do this for a long time, it is likely that you will really make your child less craving for staple food, and then generate greater interest in snacks. In fact, this is not worth the money.
For the second point of view, it is obviously too arbitrary. On the one hand, if the child is too full, it is an excessive burden on the digestive system. In the long run, it will easily lead to obesity. On the other hand, if you eat too much often, it is more likely to cause problems when constipated, which is not good for your child's health.
Fundamentally, conflicts arise because of the problem of children eating, because children are not allowed to develop good eating habits. For example, when a child eats too many snacks, he will naturally reduce his desire for staple food, once this bad habit is formed. Then, the child's eating will become a big problem, such as picky eating, partial eclipse and other problems will appear, then the problem of malnutrition, low height or overweight may appear.
In essence, it is better to have children eat less or eat more. It is to keep children full and eat well. In layman's terms, it means that every bite of the child is nutritious, and there is neither too much nor too little nutrition. So, how can this be done?
The first point is to remember the nutrition pyramid and insist on returning the child to balanced nutrition. The Chinese Nutrition Society once proposed a food guide, which is aptly called "4 + 1 Nutrition Pyramid". "4 + 1" means that the daily diet should include "grains, beans", "vegetables, fruits", "milk and dairy products", "poultry, meat, fish, eggs" As a basis, appropriately increase "salt, oil, sugar".
The second point is to allow children to develop good dining habits. For example, cultivate children's sense of ritual when eating, concentrate on eating while eating, and do not watch TV while eating; let children realize the importance of eating staple food, and the distribution of three meals a day should be reasonable. If the child is troubled while eating If you do n’t eat, do n’t worry about your child ’s starvation, and try to give your child snacks, but you should prevent children from contacting snacks, and try to attract children ’s interest through different staple foods. When a child feels hungry, he will become more interested in meals, so as to avoid partial or picky eaters.
Third, we must cultivate the child's habit of eating independently. In today's life, it is often seen that the old man is chasing the child's buttocks while holding a rice bowl. In fact, this is also very unfavorable for the growth of the child. To make the child really love to eat, care for the person The child's rice bowl should be put down first, and the child should pick up his own rice bowl.