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Healthy eating for kids is important. That’s not a sentence that should be surprising to anyone, however, not nearly as many people know just how big an effect that poor nutrition can have on child development - and it can be profound. That’s exactly what we look at in this blog, as we analyse the impact that occurs when you neglect good nutrition. 

Physical Development 

We start by looking at physical development, which is a big deal if you want your kids to grow up strong and healthy. Maturity comes at roughly the same rate for most children, however, their dietary requirements play a big part, so nutrition needs to be offered in every meal. 

The physical effects of not having an effective nutrition parenting plan in place can result in obesity, low energy levels and in severe cases, stunted growth. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that it’s one of THE most important things to get right when raising children.

Cognitive Development

On the other side of the coin, you have the cognitive development issues that can come along with a lack of nutrients in the diet. When combined with a lack of energy in general, a poor diet can lead to child psychology issues like depression, poor focus, an inability to concentrate for long and perception. Rather than being a short term issue, a poor diet can inhibit brain development and hold back their academic achievements. Every parent wants their kids to do well at school, but without the right fuel, any success they have will come despite their diet, not because of it.

Healthy Eating For Kids Couldn’t Be More Important

As we’ve mentioned, the overwhelming majority of parents know that it’s important for their kids to have a good diet, packed with vitamins, minerals and nutrients. However, if more parents knew just how much of a disadvantage poor nutrition puts them on compared to their peers, more of them would place greater importance on it. 

It can be tough to implement, however, if you are struggling for ideas, there are a number of great online parenting course options that allow you to boost your knowledge on all types of parenting. For example, ideal for helping with today’s subject, our 10 study hour Healthy Eating for Kids Certificate gives you everything you need to know and more. 

Affordable Online Positive Parenting Training Courses

The great news is that if you want to improve your child’s diet to include everything needed to develop both physically and mentally, you can learn what you need to know with a course from Online Courses Australia. In fact, we have a choice of parenting course options to cover pretty much every aspect of raising children. 

So, if you would like to know more about these courses and the many others we offer across a range of different industries, you can do so by visiting our website There you’ll also find details of how you can pay for your training in affordable instalments and that each hour of our online training counts towards 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point. 

However, if you’d prefer to speak to us about your needs, simply call us on 1300 611 404 and we’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

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