Education of children is often thought to be the responsibility of schools and their teachers only. While there is a lot of things learned by kids during their time in school, there is a lot more to learn outside of the educational system. Parents have to play their role at home and teach kids things such as public behaviour, the value of work and money, or how to follow a healthy lifestyle. It is by giving good habits to kids when they are young that they will become responsible and happy adults.
Getting them involved
The best way to teach kids about a healthy lifestyle is to get them involved. Take your kids to the gym or your club when you go to do some sport, and take some time to cook with them once in a while.
Not only will they learn about food and be more able to prepare healthy meals later in life, but it is also a great family activity.
Of course, baking cakes is the easiest thing to do with kids, and there is plenty of healthy baking to do, but they can also help in preparing the dinner. Simple tasks such as washing vegetables or making a dressing are enough to get them involved and see the kitchen as a fun place to be.
Make sure that you get your kitchen ready for them by keeping knives out of reach as well as the handles of pans when they are on the hob. As the kids get older, they can help more and more instead of taking things for granted when it comes to eating.