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Nutrition For Kids – How To Teach Good Nutrition To Your Children

By Ben Coomber

The Problem

Unfortunately, through the development of the convenience world everyone’s nutrition has become worse, more packets, more foods with more ingredients you can’t pronounce.

People have less and less time for real food that nourishes body and mind, and this is often no different to what we are feeding our kids.

Now I get 100% that saving time and money is at the forefront of people’s minds, as it should be. No one wants to spend more money or time than they have to on food. BUT, we do have to make time for food, or we will later have to make time for poor health.


And this is fitness to a tee – it takes time. People might complain how they wish they were healthier and fitter and looked better, but the reality is if you are not spending time on it, don’t expect the results… Everything takes energy and time.

Buying food, prepping food, planning ahead, buying Tupperware and knowing what you’re eating all need to be considered, and the nutrition we feed our kids is no different.

I know many a people I talk to who say they eat too much junk food, and one of my simple rebuttals is “don’t have it in the house,” which then results in “oh I have it for the kids.”

Nutrition For Kids

Ok, so we don’t want to, or know we shouldn’t eat too much junk food, but its ok for your kids to have lots of junk food? “Oh but they are young, they can handle it, they’ll burn it off.” Well, yes they can to a degree - they might burn it off and not notice the ill effects, but how is that setting up their health for future life?

We need to remember that children are developing beings, and everything that goes into their bodies is making new growing cells. So a diet of sugary breakfast cereal, ham sandwiches, crisps and a chocolate bar and a dinner of fish fingers with chips and beans, how good are their cells, tissues and foundations that their bodies are trying to build?

In that sample diet how many vitamins, minerals, Omega 3 fats, phytonutrients, pre and probiotic fibres were there to help build their muscles, bones, brain and major organs…


Jamie Lloyd


About Ben

Ben Coomber is a performance nutritionist (BSc, ISSN), educator, speaker and writer.

Ben run’s Body Type Nutrition, an online nutrition coaching company that also runs a multi-level, online nutrition course, the BTN Academy. Ben has the UK’s #1 rated health and fitness podcast on iTunes ‘Ben Coomber Radio’ with regular Q&A’s and expert interviews. Ben also owns Awesome Supplements, a brand offering clarity in the confusing world of supplements. Connect with Ben over on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or Instagram.

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