The basic principles of healthy nutrition are mainly those that are valid for other family members, there are only small variations due to age of the child.
Every bite counts Empty calories (such as cookies, cakes and other sweets full of sugar) should be extremely rare in children's repertoire - and healthy treats (like cakes of integral flour sweetened whit fruit juice) may be an important additional element of a healthy diet.
Not all calories are equal. 100 calories obtained from a cube of chocolate and 100 calories from bananas is not the same in terms of nutritional value.
Skipping meals is risky If your baby donít eat during the day at regular intervals, the child will have less energy, will be pimping and nervous, which is sometimes a consequence lack of sugar in blood. Because little space in the stomach children usually needs three main daily meals but snacks are required too. They of course sometimes refuse a meal or a snack - if this happens, you should not insist on it. If meals are regular, you can let a child sometimes to skip a snack.
Good choice is very important Choose for one that is nutritionally valuable and has few calories, like fruits and vegetables and brown bread without butter. Whether it has or does not have problems with weight, choose food that satisfies more nutritional needs like (broccoli due to vitamin-C, and vitamin A, as yogurt for protein, and because calcium too) because it is always effective and has a particular sense for people who quickly saturate.
Carbon hydrates are a complex thing Some, known as complex carbohydrates, except calories they provide vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber (bread, cereal, brown rice, peas, beans, green beans, pasta from whole wheat, or those with a high content of protein, fruits and vegetables), other so-called simple sugars and refined starches provide apart from calories provide very little or nothing (sugar, honey, processed grains and foods). At home you should serve the first carbohydrate, and these other allow only exceptionally.
Sweet brings nothing but trouble Sugar provides empty calories and sugary foods often only filled the stomach, leaving no room for valuable nutrients they need. Furthermore, the sugar is a significant impact on tooth decay, possibly by stimulating the growth of bacteria that cause tooth decay. Experts are not one minded about whether the sugar causes hyperactivity. In an American study, stands that children who consume lots of sugar are more active than others; other studies did not lead sugar in connection with hyperactivity.
Use as little as possible adapted food If the food is closer to its natural form, it is likely that retained their original nutritional value. This means that children are more exposed to the dangers of chemical constituents of foods than adults. Because of that serve food that is closest to its original form, a of food of high level of processing offer them rarely or not at all, giving priority to what is unrefined, fresh meat and cheese, choosing fresh or fresh frozen fruits and vegetables before canned, dried or one that is already frozen when it was fresh.