Proper nutrition is crucial to consider when you care for kids, as it protects against malnourishment,
maintains a healthy immune system, prevents obesity and reduces the risk of chronic disease.
According to the American Diabetes Association, mindful eating is based on the practice of mindfulness, which encourages people to be consciously aware of their experiences, whatever they may be. mindful eating is rooted in several principles. These include being nonjudgmental about your eating experience, slowing down and taking your time as you eat, becoming aware of your body's cues, and an awareness of thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations.
Fruit and vegetable intake can be improved by:
Fat intake, especially saturated fat and industrially-produced trans-fat intake, can be reduced by:
Salt intake can be reduced by:
Sugar intake can be reduced by:
Family Nutrition to Support Well-Being | Child Welfare Information Gateway
Foster Parents’ Nutritional Strategies and Children’s Well-Being | researchgate.net
Fostering Health: Standards of Care for Children in Foster Care | aap.org
How to Avoid Power Struggles With Picky Eaters | verywellfamily.com
Nutritional Status of Foster Children in the U.S.: Implications for cognitive and behavioral development | PMC (nih.gov)
The Importance of Nutrition in Early Childhood | kidsclubchildcare.com.au
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