What's delicious, fun to eat, high in nutrients and comes in it's own disposable package? The banana of course, and parents all across the nation are discovering the benefits of this delectable delight!
Bananas are pleasing not only to children's sometimes finicky palates, but also to parents who want their children to develop healthy eating habits at a young age.
Every child needs a high proportion of essential vitamins and minerals in their diet. According to the International Banana Association, bananas include potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, copper, iodine, and vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, niacin and folate. The sugars found in bananas give a gradual sustained source of energy that is extremely important for the fast-paced lives of children.
Bananas at breakfast or in their lunch are great ways to help your kids get the recommended 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. They also make a great mid-day snack for those children (and parents) who need an energy boost.