Kostholdet er avgjørende for å sikre en sunn utvikling hos barn. Men det kan ofte være langt mellom liv og lære. Alle foreldre vet at å få barn til å spise mer frukt og grønt og sørge for at så sunt som mulig kosthold med varierte proteinkilder – også plantebaserte – kan være vanskelig.
Nestlé for Healthier Kids samler alle tiltakene våre for å støtte foreldre og forsørgere i jobben med å oppdra sunnere barn. Vi lanserer mer næringsrike mat- og drikkevarer over hele verden for å møte barns behov, tilbyr næringslære gjennom en rekke programmer for barn og deler praktiske hverdagstips og sunne oppskrifter for foreldre. Ambisjonen vår er å hjelpe 50 millioner barn til et sunnere liv innen 2030. Å involvere barn i matlaging hjelper dem med å etablere sunnere spisevaner med mer frukt og grønt. Derfor er vi så opptatt av ‘togetherness’ – eller samhold – når barn og foreldre og barn samles på kjøkkenenet.
1. Overall diet quality was higher among Canadian fifth graders who helped prepare home meals at least once a week compared with those who never helped with meal preparation (Chu YL et al. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2014;46:304-8)
2. A cross-sectional study in Australia showed that boy (not girls) with the “healthful” dietary pattern were more involved in helping make meals than boys with an “energy-dense” eating pattern (Leech RM et al. Appetite. 2014;75:64-70)
3. Helping with cooking was positively associated with adhering to a healthy Mediterranean diet in 7th-9th graders in Portugal (Leal FM et al. Persp in Pub Health. 2011;131:283-7)
4. Canadian fifth graders who regularly helped prepare home meals ate 1.4 more servings of fruits and vegetables per day (combined) than children who never prepared meals (Chu YL et al. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2014;46:304-8)
5. Japanese children (10-11 years old) who helped with meal preparation were more likely to eat vegetables and fruits every day compared to those who did not participate in meal preparation (Nozue M et al. Nutr Res Pract. 2016; 10:359-63)
6. Involving young children (2-5y) in food preparation increased frequency of fruit and vegetable intakes (Shim JE et al. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2016;48:311-7)
7. Helping to cook meals regularly was associated with a 10% increase in preference for vegetables in 5th graders in Canada (Chu YL et al. Pub Health Nutr. 2013;16:108-12)
8. Increased involvement or extent of parental encouragement for children to help with food preparation was positively associated with preferences for vegetables in 3-7 year old children (Vollmer RL and Baietto J. Appetite. 2017;113:134-40)
9. Preschoolers were more willing to eat vegetables when the child helped prepare recipes with vegetables (Ugalde M et al. JMIR Serius Games. 2017;5:e20)