Getting your child to eat healthy or nutritious food can be a mission and half.
Imperfect table manners, like spitting food out, appear quite common whenever it is meal time in many family homes.
With all that drama, parents are advised to take note of their kids’ eating habits and try and provide healthier options.
More alarming is that the World Health Organisation reported that approximately 13.3% of South African children under the age of five are overweight.
Pick n Pay’s resident dietitian, Leanne Kiezer, says this is particularly worrying as overweight children run a high risk of remaining overweight into adulthood, further fuelling the country’s already high obesity levels.