Why teaching the healthy food habits is vital among Montessori children?



Infants and toddlers are very choosy about their foods. Often we hear complaints from parents that their children have a lot of tantrums about food and eating habits. Either the kids are slow eaters or they are picky about the kind of foods they eat. After infancy, the preschool period is the time when the child begins learning good and bad habits. Therefore, it is vital to guide them properly so that along with learning good manners and other etiquettes, the kids learn some good habits. At Montessori West Covina, CA kids are taught eating habits along with other manners with a lot of care.

There are many reasons why children are sent to Montessori and pre-schools. One of the prime reasons is the engagement of both the parents in work in urge for earning more money to secure their child’s future. Also, nowadays the concept of joint family is almost extinct. We find nuclear families all around comprising of parents and kids. As a result of the hectic schedule followed by parents, they are unable to give their kids the necessary time to teach table manners and healthy eating habits. At Pre-school La Puente, CA all the kids are given proper training on how to eat food properly and also makes them used-to the habit of eating all kinds of foods.

In the early years of growth, a Montessori kid must be given all the basic and essential nutrients like carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals and water. Any kind of deficiency of any of these nutrients will ultimately lead to malnutrition which would be evolved in the form of severe manifestation. Following the proverb, “prevention is better than cure”, Montessori West Covina, CA provides their children with complete and nutritious foods. Some of the essential food items delivered to the kids are:

  • Milk, which is disliked by many children. It is mostly given in the form of puddings and porridges which not only induces protein but also calcium and helps in strengthening bones and muscles.
  • Small children create a lot of problems while eating vegetables. At the schools kids are fed noodles, pasta and similar kinds of items stuffed with veggies which are immensely liked by children.

Apart from giving nutritious and complete foods, children at Preschool La Puente, CA are taught table manners and other eating habits as well. Some of these are as follows:

  • Everyone should start eating together and finish eating together.
  • Children must chew their foods well.
  • No one should waste food at all.
  • Children should wash their hands properly before and after eating.
  • Children must not talk while eating which might lead to food getting stuck in the throat.

Montessori education also focuses on the healthy development of a child besides looking after educational and behavioural development. Thus, helping your children grow to be a good person full of manners and principles.