These days, even children are becoming more health conscious. We received many letters on the topic, Nutritious Food. Judging from the letters, it certainly looks like many of our readers know the importance of healthy eating!
That's good because a balanced diet is one of the keys to good health.
Astrid Bek-Nielsen, 11, thinks it is important to eat clean and healthy food. “I think that if you eat a balanced diet, you will mostly be healthy as you will consume lots of nutrients and vitamins. This will lead to a healthy mind and body.”
“My balanced meal has a lot of fruits and vegetables, some carbohydrates, protein, dairy products and lastly, a tiny amount of sugar and fat. We need to eat a balanced diet to reduce the risk of getting high blood pressure, cancer and high cholesterol, ” writes Sidaarrth Saravanan, 10.
“I enjoy pasta. Pasta is a carbohydrate. Carbohydrates give you energy to run, walk, and swim. It is important to eat a balanced diet because you can become strong, and healthy. Then I can become as fit as Mummy and strong as Daddy," says Claire Yap Jyn Wei, five.
Older sibling Sophie Yap Jyn Qing, eight, writes: “I am eating fried noodles. It is healthy because it has chicken meat and a lot of other vegetables like lettuce, tomatoes, and capsicum. I love eating fruit such as apples, cherries, bananas, and guavas too. I have to eat healthily so that I will become strong and tall like my parents.”
Six-year-old Bethany Wang Qi Syuen loves fruits and vegetables. She says these nutritious foods have vitamins that are important for her physical growth. “They help keep my bowel movements smooth. Juicy watermelon and rose apples are among my favourite fruits that hydrate me on hot days.”
ITEM: On April 4, Christians around the world will celebrate Easter Sunday, which marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ. During Easter, children are given a free hand to paint and decorate their very own Easter eggs.
Starchild wants readers to get creative and show us how they might design patterns on eggs. You can draw and colour one egg or as many eggs as you like. Or draw a picture of the Easter bunny on your eggs. Don't send us any eggs, though – just a drawing of your Easter egg designs! Don’t forget to send in a letter with some fun facts about anything related to Easter. It can range from bunnies to chocolates.
E-mail your contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 26. Please put “STARCHILD: Easter” in the subject line of your e-mail. Scanned drawings should be in jpeg format, with a resolution of 200 dpi.
Your contributions must carry your full name, age (open to children aged 12 and below only), gender, phone contact, and address.