In the last few decades in particular there has been an overall spike in the amount of conditions and ‘behavourial disorders’ that are being used on children. Whilst there is a need for understanding behavioural patterns of children that may need assistance, there also needs to be more emphasis on not only the food in which they are being fed, but their general eating behaviours as well.
If a child has bad eating habits or eating behaviours, this will affect a range of elements including:
- their digestive system
- the bodies natural chemical balance
- concentration levels
- energy levels
So what things affect a child’s eating behaviour? Behaviour is a habit that is either genetic or influenced by environment. Eating behaviour includes:
As a parent, we have not only have control on our children’s eating behaviour but we are responsible for their eating behaviour. Encouraging and exposing your child to a healthy attitude towards food and the behaviour which surrounds it will set the foundations for later in life and give them a better chance of a balanced and healthy lifestyle and an improvement in their overall behaviour.
The Waitplate System was designed with the whole family in mind. A way in which everyone can learn and re-educate their existing eating behaviours. Click here for more information about our portion control eating templates and dinnerware.