What to put in a lunch box for a child to be tasty and healthy – personal experience of Natalia Kholodenko

What to put in a lunch box for a child to be tasty and healthy – personal experience of Natalia Kholodenko

The more a child eats sweets, the more irritable he becomes.

Oksana Radko

What to put in a lunch box for a child to be tasty and healthy - personal experience of Natalia Kholodenko

Wellness / Travel section editor

In today's quarantine realities, when in most schools canteens have stopped working and there is no reason to count on hot meals, parents quickly start to think of what to put a child in a lunch box so that it is not only tasty, but also useful.

Children are happily ready for chocolate, candy and cookies, but their bodies need something else. What is really worth giving to children to school with us, we find out together with the program “Ranks with Ukraine”.

8-year-old son of psychologist Natalia Kholodenko – Larion loves to eat vegetables. However, Natalya admits that she spent six months to instill in her son a love of healthy eating, and now she can proudly share her own secrets with other parents.

Natalia Kholodenko

What to put in a lunch box for a child to be tasty and healthy - personal experience of Natalia Kholodenko

Star psychologist and motivational speaker

Nutrition is a very serious thing that affects not only the learning process, but also the nervous state of the child. The more a child consumes sweets, the more irritable, aggressive and anxious he becomes . That is, we must understand that when we reduce the amount of carbohydrates, we automatically heal the nervous system.

What kind of snack is dangerous for a child's health

Sweets in the form of school snacks are especially dangerous. At recess, when a child eats a chocolate bar, cookies or drinks juice, his insulin rises sharply, and physical activity increases. But he goes to class, sits down and cannot concentrate, calm down. The child is forced to endure the need to move for 45 minutes, and then at the end of the lesson he falls asleep, because insulin drops sharply and activity is greatly reduced. The brain of a person, and even more so of a child, may be enough to increase the activity of those carbohydrates found in vegetables and fruits.

How to make a healthy snack so kids want to eat everything

Two boiled eggs instead of a sandwich is a complete protein, easy to carry, easy to fold into a container. We have to come up with some kind of secret food – a special operation: “Only you eat that, and other children eat cookies and sandwiches . And you are a special agent!”

For example, I give my son broccoli pancakes, I do not make a pure product from dough, but I add zucchini or zucchini, or broccoli – it's very tasty!

What to put in a lunch box for a child to be tasty and healthy - personal experience of Natalia Kholodenko

What to give children for a snack at school?

The nutrition process is a separate science that is becoming more accessible and understandable. Natalya is glad that the era of grandmothers worried by hungry grandchildren is already receding into the background, and that her son can determine for himself when he is already full. In addition, we live in a time when there are many different products that allow us to cook healthy, but tasty food. The main thing is to find your own effective recipe.

We will remind, earlier Stepanov explained how to eat to schoolchildren in quarantine.

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