Although on Facebook and Instagram the majority of friends praised photos of children cutting carrots, beets or crispy salads, studies indicate that feeding a child is not so colourful.
Therefore, although I would prefer to collect likes for taking a son with broccoli, I decided to write about my child’s dietary habits, which were only seemingly OK. Because, thanks to a few simple rules, I managed to change them effectively. If you have doubts whether you will certainly find everything as perfect as a fit blogger – I can suggest how to do it.
Bringing up a child in England is not conducive to healthy eating. Many of Wilhelm’s 4-5-year-old colleagues can already see the beginnings of being overweight. Nothing unusual. In stores, the shelves yield from colourful sweets that can be bought for an allowance. A few times a day an ice-cream truck passes through residential streets, and at the sound of his tune heard from afar, children immediately run to their parents for a pound. Every day at the end of the lesson, a portable ice cream box is set up beneath the school gate, and a long queue immediately grows in front of it. People rarely cook at home, and their carts in supermarkets are filled with frozen foods and ready-made dishes to be heated in the microwave. According to WHO research, the largest number of obese people in the European Union is in Great Britain.
I thought it did not concern us. We cook at home and eat healthily.
But I quickly realized how many seemingly small, innocent things we do not notice. Because what if my child drinks only water, does not know what a coca-cola, he likes roasted fish and broccoli, and if he eats sandwiches, then with dark, wholemeal bread? Aside from the healthy habits, we try to look after, seemingly innocent little sweet sins appear on his menu. And suddenly, it turns out that there is a candy, there is chocolate and within a day, a large amount of sugar is collected.
I did not realize it until I sat down with a sheet of paper and a pen and did not start writing everything down every day.