What children eat now determines their future health – Healthy eating habits are more likely to stay with you if you learn them as a child.
Obesity: Learning simple and easy nutritional meals early on will be like early intervention of eating that can be carried on throughout life.
Bullying: Good nutrition, combined with regular physical activity, can help your child to achieve and maintain a healthy body. By learning positive eating and exercise habits when young, our children benefit into adulthood with both physical and mental confidence. Additionally, encouraging families to cook and eat together builds stronger individuals and relationships, creating a safety net for those at risk of being bullied.
Mental Health: Foods that contain soluble fiber, such as complex carbohydrates, can slow the absorption of sugar into your bloodstream and increase serotonin, the “feel good” chemical. Both affects result in improved mood stability.
Here’s what to expect from one of our Nutrition classes…
FITkidz Nutrition Our in-house dietician will run FITkidz Cooking and Nutrition classes as part of our programme-based sessions. To highlight the importance of the 5-a-day rule, we will help children prepare for themselves a healthy food platter to eat at the end of their session, encouraging them to sample new foods. This is a lovely way to end the session, emphasizing social interaction as they learn how to set a table, enjoy eating together, using their manners and talk about their day. Children will also learn how to make their own smoothies, bake healthier muffins and learn basic cooking skills. We will also show the children how to create their own recipes. Each week children will take part in our 'FITkidz Smoothie Bike' challenge, to encourage, inspire and motivate children to develop healthy lifestyle habits.