“The first half of our lives are ruined by our parents, the second half by our children.”
Food is the quintessential element in our life. We as humans tend to take both eating and food as granted until faced with a situation where either we are unable to eat or we don’t have a morsel to chew.
Well, this blog is for ever-smiling, young girl who as claimed by her friends always leaves her meal unfinished. Recently she was asked by her teacher at the table to finish the ‘heavily stuffed north india paneer parantha’.
No she didn’t turn up her nose at the huge portion of left over Parantha in her plate, she smilingly relished it with a dollop of white butter.
I don’t blame the young kaalias and angels for being fussy eaters. Observing the students either leaving their meals unfinished or simply refusing to eat is not only heartening but is no possible solution to the problem of children being picky about what they eat.
If not children who is to be held accountable for developing healthy eating habits.
“My son doesn’t like veggies and daal, so I make Maggi or Pasta for him”, says a doting mother pampering one of the young kaalias. Parents give options to their children and eventually children become choosy about food. By the time parents realise this, it’s too late.
Not to miss out if parents give no option to their younger ones, they will finish whatever they are served with.
Angels, extremely conscious about their bodies eat like birds when served Indian meals, but will gobble if taken to KFC’s and Pizza Huts.
My Young Dearies, don’t hip to adding some kgs to your bony structures….Size Zero is out of fashion…!!!
One final word to the parents, specifically for Mothers- Don’t coax your children to eat a bit and give the remaining portion to either mama or papa. Stop stigmatising the girls as being thin as acceptable and beautiful all the time because the food you choose to eat or not eat doesn’t make you good or bad.
My love for all the foodies …!!!!