Between working full-time jobs, managing household responsibilities, and juggling the demands of family life, parents struggle to prepare healthy meals for their children. The COVID-19 pandemic has only added to this burden, as parents have found themselves responsible for homeschooling their children while also trying to work remotely.
The Impact Of Parents’ Lives On Their Children
It has become a challenge to sit down and have a proper meal. As a result, many parents turn to fast food restaurants as a quick and easy way to grab something to eat on the go.
But despite the convenience, these meals are high in calories, fat, and sugar. Because of that, frequent consumption can lead to weight gain and an increased risk of heart disease and diabetes.
A New Wave Of Nutrition-Conscious Parents
In recent years, there has been a growing movement towards plant-based eating as more and more parents recognize the benefits of consuming a diet rich in necessary nutrients.
Examples include plant-based milk alternatives, such as almond milk, containing calcium, vitamin D, and vitamin B12, and plant-based meat alternatives made from plant-based proteins such as beans, lentils, and tofu.
“Teaching healthy and nutritious eating early is essential for lifelong healthy eating. Mighty Yum™ does this in a way that makes better eating accessible and fun for children.”
- Marc Elkman, Co-Founder of Mighty Yum™
Mighty Yum™ was created by two fathers – Marc Elkman and Howard Panes – who recognized the need for nutritious foods for children. With over 25 years of experience in the health and wellness industry, they decided to change how children and families eat on the go. Since its launch, Mighty Yum™ has earned strong reviews from parents, nutritionists, and media outlets.
5 things you can do as a parent to get more vegetables in your kid’s diet
As a parent, there are several things you can do to help your child consume more vegetables, including:
- Offer a variety of vegetables at every meal
Offer a variety of colorful vegetables, such as carrots, peppers, and tomatoes, at every meal to help increase their appeal.
- Make vegetables the star of the show
Instead of serving vegetables as a side dish, make them the main attraction of the meal.
- Let kids help with meal prep
Involve your kids in the cooking process by letting them help with chopping vegetables or stirring a pot.
- Make vegetables more fun
Cut vegetables into fun shapes or serve them with a dip or sauce that kids enjoy.
- Lead by example
Show your kids that you enjoy eating vegetables by incorporating them into your meals and snacks. Kids need to consume enough vegetables as part of their diet. Vegetables provide essential nutrients for proper development and help prevent various health problems. Making vegetables a regular part of your child's diet allows them to establish better eating habits that will last a lifetime.