Gumera Learning Haven takes a look at what good nutrition can do for your child.

Eating habits established in early childhood can have strong impacts all the way into adulthood. What children eat (and how they eat) impacts their health both short-term and long-term. Here’s some of the benefits from creating positive eating habits at an early age:

Nourish Strong Development

When children’s nutritional needs are met, their development flourishes. Strong development of all kinds depends on a healthy diet. Physical development, brain development, cognition, bodily awareness, and even social skills depend on children having enough energy and nutrition to develop them, so it’s important to make sure children’s relevant nutrition needs are met so that they can grow into strong and healthy adults.

Create Healthy Minds

When children receive adequate nutrition, their mental health improves. Long-term positive 

effects on concentration, behaviour, brain development, and self-esteem and confidence have all been linked to getting the right amount of nutrients in children. Proper feeding of children in their early life has even shown reductions in the symptoms and likelihood of depressive and anxiety disorders.

Establish Lifelong Eating Patterns

The eating habits formed during early years often set the stage for adulthood. Children who are accustomed to a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are more likely to continue these habits into adulthood. This, in turn, reduces the risk of health conditions in the future.

Foster Positive Eating Habits

While what children are fed in their early years is very important, how they are fed is also a valuable piece of their development. Consistent and regular mealtimes, adequate portions, and respecting any allergenic or dietary requirements is a must. This embeds healthy eating habits and routines into a child’s life which will stay with them into adulthood.

Positive Eating Habits at Gumera Early Learning Centre

Our commitment to providing a nutritionally sound environment for your child is unwavering. Our in-house chef prepares healthy, nutritious home-cooked seasonal food every day. Children who have dietary requirements will have an inclusive menu provided to ensure a sense of belonging is being met through meeting the needs of everyone.

Enrol with us today to give your child the best start for a healthier, happier future. Together, we can shape lifelong habits that ensure your child’s lifelong health and happiness. To book a tour or enquire now, click the button below, or call us on 07 5649 5655 or email us at info@gumeralearninghaven.com.au.