Food Habits
Nutrition is the science that deals with all the various factors of which food is composed and the way in which proper nourishment is brought about. To live one must eat. But we only eat to live, what we eat also affects our ability to keep healthy, to be happy and live well.
By teaching your children healthy eating habits, you can keep them at a healthy weight. Also the eating habits your children pick up when they are young will help them maintain a healthy life style when they are adults.
One of the most important approaches to eating is cutting down on fat intake simple way to accomplish this includes eating low fat or non fat skin, lean meats and low fat or fat free breads and cereals. Children should never be placed on a restricted diet, to lose weight unless a doctor supervises one for medical  reason.

Approaches parents can take to develop healthy eating habits in their children includes:-

Guide your family’s choice rather than dictate foods. Make a wide variety of healthy foods available in the house.
Encourage your child to eat slowly.
Eat meals together as a family as often as possible.
Involve your child in food shopping and preparing meals.
Discourage eating meals or snacks while watching TV
Encourage your children to choose water as their beverage.
Try not to use food to punish or reward your children
Make your children meals outside at the home are balanced. Select healthier items when dining at restaurant

Balanced diet:-

Balanced diet comprising of healthy and diverse food is key to promoting good health. Research continue to prove that eating healthier food promote good health and unhealthy food  habit lead to disease body. A nutritious diet ensure overall, well-being helps to maintain a healthy body mass index, reduce risk of several illness. Thus nutrition in prevention cure of various disease.

Healthy food groups:-

Since no single food group can nourish the body with all the vital ingredients it requires it is important that we consume a variety of healthy foods to derive the nutrition our body needs. There are 5 main food groups, they are (a)fruits (b) vegetables (c)dairy (d)cereals and pulses (e) poultry, fish and meat products.
A healthy balanced diet of these group ensures essential vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber.