Parent engagement in their child’s nutrition is critical for their overall health and development. Our preschool in Ohio would like to share the reasons why:
- Establishing healthy eating habits: By engaging with their nutrition, parents can introduce a variety of healthy foods and model healthy eating behaviors, which can help establish a foundation for a lifetime of healthy eating. This also encourages children to avoid picky eating, which can help them eat the nutritious snacks offered by their daycare.
- Meeting nutritional needs: Parents can ensure their nutritional needs by providing a well-balanced diet. Children who consume a diet that meets their needs are more likely to have better overall health and be at a lower risk for chronic diseases.
- Managing weight and preventing obesity: By promoting healthy eating habits and encouraging physical activity, parents can help their children maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of developing obesity-related health issues. Not to worry, our childcare programs include physical activity for children, which includes lots and lots of play learning.
- Modeling healthy behaviors: Parents who engage with their nutrition can model healthy behaviors that their children emulate. When parents eat healthy foods and prioritize physical activity, they set an example for their child development.
- Strengthening family bonds: Engaging in meal planning, grocery shopping, and cooking as a family can help strengthen family bonds and create a positive mealtime environment. Children who eat meals with their families are more likely to have better mental health, better academic performance, and a lower risk of engaging in risky behaviors.