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Child nutrition


Children not only like chips, ketchup and sweets, but also potatoes, noodles, sandwiches, fruit, vegetables, milk and more. The Research Institute for Child Nutrition discovered this in Dortmund. The researchers concluded that children generally think a balanced diet. They also observed that they feed small children far too long “out of the jar”.

The proof of the pudding is in the eating

At the latest with one year children need neither extra food nor extra sausage. They need communal meals and the opportunity to choose freely from a manageable range. If potatoes, noodles or rice, vegetables or salad and meat or bread with sausage, cheese and raw vegetables are on the table, every child will find something to his taste. It doesn’t hurt to eat potatoes or noodles, a piece of cheese or a slice of sausage.

“Feel what it tastes like” 

This is the name of a FH-Fulda programme that awakens children’s desire to eat with all their senses. You can snip, smell, touch, eat with your fingers and try. Experience shows that even schoolchildren enjoy food that parents thought their child would “never” eat. In principle, however, eating habits are shaped by educators, according to Johann H. Pestalozzi, who said: “Education is example and love - nothing else”.

Author: Brigitte Neumann

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