Our Paleo Food Guide provides assistance in planning food consumption for children. Here are meals and snacks that provide the suggested number of daily food intake.
The Paleo Food Guide Pyramid:
- Fats, Oils, Sugars & Sweets
They must be used in limited quantity
- Meat, Poultry, Fish, Legumes, and Nuts Group
2 to 3 SERVINGS
- Vegetable Group
3 to 5 SERVINGS
- Fruit Group
2 to 4 SERVINGS
8 to 10 SERVINGS
1. Introduce the food.
Introduce new healthy foods slowly by cooking more meals at home. Offer them a new food when they are hungry. It will slowly increase acceptance on the food they are introduced too.
2. Encourage them.
They must be encouraged to try. A good honest communication and encouragement will help them try the food.
3. Plan balanced meals as often as you can
Have regular family meals and make sure they are balanced. Make meals appeal to their likes and interests.
4. Be a good role model
Children tend to imitate their parents or elders and therefore creating appease. You must start eating the food yourself.
5. Allow simple treats
Have less unhealthy treats. Present one food at the time and try to make a game out of it whenever possible.
6. Reduce junk foods
Show them who the boss of the kitchen is. Serve new foods with old foods. Take a step by step process in cutting your children’s junk food habits.
7. Have fun with them
Have fun by being creative in what you cook. Make it special. Do not make everything too serious.
8. Get them to cook and experiment
Get them to be involved in cooking and preparation. With this, they will be very interested to eat what they have created or experimented in.
Advantages of Paleo Food to your Kids
1. Improves sleep
Sleeping right is a big impact on how your child think and feel. Improving good sleeping habits boosts your child’s academic and educational performance.
2. Increases energy
Paleo food increases energy and stamina. They become active in learning new things such as a new sport which improves the body and mind. It helps them be physically active and meet new friends during an activity.
3. Good healthy skin
Having beautiful and healthy skin adds confidence to your child’s self esteem. It reduces skin outbreaks and helps in the healing of the skin. It maintains the child’s physical appearance.
4. Maintains a good immune system
Eating healthy food helps children create more power and defense against allergies and bacteria. It keeps them from getting sick.
5. Better feeling
Feelings has a big impact in the child’s development activities. It helps them have a clear mind. It also develops their emotional way thinking.
By Brian Musial
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