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Are Potatoes Good For Kids?

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Kids like potatoes and of course, they are healthy too. A new study found that potatoes can provide fibre and potassium content to kids aged 2-3 years.

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The best thing is potatoes come handy in contributing at least 8% of the recommended intake of fibre. Like adults, even kids need fibre for the overall health.

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Health experts say that all vegetables are important for the growth and well-being of children and those that contribute fibre and potassium play a special role.

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The eating habits that kids cultivate during their childhood are gradually carried out till their adulthood. This is why kids must be encouraged to eat healthy vegetables so that the nutritional benefits enhance their growth and development.

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As a part of the study, researchers observed the eating habits of children in many schools and were surprised to see that many children ate potatoes more without knowing it.

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When researchers studied the left-over food remnants of children in various schools, they observed that kids didn't waste much of potato though they threw away many other items. So, kids like potatoes!

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When parents help children cultivate healthy habits by surrounding them with healthy vegetables, it would be easy for the kid to embrace good diet patterns while growing up.

Read more about: kids, parenting, diet
Story first published: Sunday, February 21, 2016, 19:04 [IST]
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