Brigadier is so good that it’s hard to resist. Of course, sooner or later your child will be introduced to him (birthday parties are there to promote this). However, you do not need to encourage this meeting . “The child needs carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, vitamins, minerals and water. During the first year of age, the candy should come only from the fruit. After this period, if it is very necessary, try replacing the refined sugar with honey or brown sugar, “advises ABN’s Nutromologist Jomara.
Seasoning my friend
We adults are used to salt, but the child is not. So you will not miss it. Until 12 months, the recommendation is to substitute it with other seasonings , such as parsley, chives, onion and mint. “The World Health Organization talks about two grams of salt a day for children over two years, which gives a teaspoon. Before this, it does not specify, but we guide parents to have common sense. The food does not have to be insensitive, but use the minimum of salt, “says Cardoso. It is worth remembering that sea salt and Himalayan salt have less sodium.
Beware of the industrialized
There’s no denying it: industrialized stalls are practical and your children venerate them from the first contact. But make no mistake, this facility has a high price. Data from the latest National Demographic and Health Survey for Children and Women show that over 7% of American children aged 0 to 5 years are overweight. At world levels, it is estimated that one in ten children is obese. It is worth remembering that obesity increases the risk of diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension, diseases of adults knocking on the door earlier and earlier. To avoid all this, fry fried foods, snacks, soda and other ultraprocessed foods and full of sugar, sodium, fat and dye.
Do you know what helps? Make more meals at home and swap the ride in malls through squares, parks, and outdoor living. “Encouraging the contact of children with healthy foods is fundamental,” says Priscilla Moretto, a specialist in infant nutrition and owner of Tangerine Petit (SP), of organic foods. “Take them to the fair, let them touch the food, stir the senses, show the different colors and textures, ask for help in the preparations.” And set an example, always!