There is nothing more precious to us than our children. We want them to be healthy and live a long healthy and happy life. Good nutrition is an essential part of leading a healthy lifestyle.
More than 12 million U.S. children are obese — one out of every six children. Obese children have an increased risk of developing a range of health problems, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol, which are both risk factors for heart disease. Obese children are also likely to grow up to be obese adults, at risk for all health problems associated with obesity.
There are multiple factors that explain these results. For example, 91% of American children have poor diets and less than half get the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity.
It’s never too early to introduce your kids to proper nutrition. Developing healthy eating habits and living a healthy lifestyle at an early age delivers a handful of benefits as they grow older. But it is not an easy task, especially in an environment where junk food companies spend billions to make kids want their products and put them wherever they go. However, with a little bit insight and a Revablend blender, you can teach your kids to love and appreciate whole foods while having fun doing it. Here are few tips that will help you:
Help them understand
Forcing you kids to eat salad or steamed vegetables, even when they refuse to do it, is not helping them. Young children don’t understand the complexities of nutrition, and using phrases like, “because it’s good for you” to convince them of a food’s value really means little— and could backfire. Instead of showing them what is bad for them, incentivize them to make something healthy, and have fun doing it together. Kids love the Revablend. It is like a toy, or a fidget spinner, but leads to healthy recipes that they can make themselves, and experiment with. Since their hands are small, they can do the “2-handed Rev” where they grab it with 2 hands, and rev left and right. Soon they will enjoy making healthy drinks, and your Revablend will become theirs!
If your children become involved in preparing meals, they'll be more interested in what they eat. Getting them involved in stirring, chopping (with adult supervision,) or baking will foster positive relationships with food, and help them have a greater understanding of where their food comes from.
The Revablend personal blender is fun and easy to use, even for kids. No electricity needed, so it’s safe. Your kids can help you make nutritious salsa, tasty salad dressing or whip up an omelet for breakfast.
Make it easy
If you want to make sure that your kids get their “5 a day” in the easiest way possible – turn the fruit and vegetables into smoothies! Or even better, set up a Smoothie Bar for your kids and let them pick their favorites from all the colorful choices and “Rev” up their own smoothie with Revablend.
It also helps to think of funny names for your smoothies. Your kids probably won’t mind that you’ve put spinach in the smoothie if you call it “monster juice”.
Set a good example
As a parent, you have the greatest influence on your child. Be a role model and eat healthy yourself. When trying to teach good eating habits, try to set the best example possible. Choose nutritious snacks, eat at the table, and don't skip meals. Healthy eating can create healthy relationships.