Why should you still prefer organic products? First of all, because organic is a guarantee of quality.
Next, it is necessary to highlight the main indicators that determine the organic status of products:
• lack of synthetic fertilizers in raw materials;
• lack of hormones and growth stimulants;
• availability of appropriate certificates of organic status;
Tips for conscious parents
1. Demonstrate by example
Eat vegetables, fruits and vegetable oils. Your child needs to see that you love healthy foods. Be a good example to follow in your eating habits. Serve something your child likes with new foods. Offer new foods at the beginning of the meal when your child is very hungry.
2. Go shopping together
Shopping together can instill a healthy eating habit in your child. In the store, tell us where vegetables, fruits, cereals, oils, dairy and meat products come from. This will help your children to make their own choices in favor of foods with nutritional value.
3. Be creative at the kitchen
Give food a fun shape, for example, cut in the form of stars, circles, etc. Name the dish as your child wants. For dinner, serve a salad “Sunflower” or mashed potatoes “Cloud”. Encourage your child to invent new light meals. Make your own mixtures from dry whole grains with low sugar content and high dried fruit content.
4. Offer the same products to everyone
Stop being an “individual cook”, making different dishes to please children. It is easier to plan family meals when everyone eats the same foods.
5. Reward with attention, not food
Show your love with hugs and conversations, and do not choose sweets as a reward.
6. Listen to your child
If your child says she is hungry, offer a light healthy meal, even if it’s not time to eat. Ask, “What would you like for dinner, broccoli or cauliflower?” Instead: “Do you want broccoli for dinner?”
If your priority is a healthy diet, but you are not yet ready to fill your grocery basket with organic products, we recommend starting with the purchase of local farm products. Due to the shorter duration of the period from the field to the table, such products retain more nutrients. In addition, when you buy local food, you contribute to the development of the local economy and small business. An added bonus is that many local farms today are already implementing organic practices or are in transition.
The basis of organic demand is the concern of parents for the health of both children and the family as a whole.