Children prefer low-nutrient foods, known as junk food, which have high calories from sugar, fat and carbohydrates, while low nutrition.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), some foods including junk food are fried foods, high-salt meats such as sausages, ham, corned beef or pickles and canned foods and also foods that contain high sugar.
In addition to the above foods, some drinks that contain high sugar levels are not good for consumption especially at the developmental age of children. Apart from being dangerous from its high sugar and fat content, junk food contains saturated fats which are not good for health.
In addition to dangerous junk food, this time there are some ingredients contained in food that are harmful to your child’s health, mothers must be careful in choosing the food consumed by your child.
Even experts are now finding children who have physical growth faster than age or children with physical growth that is slower than their age. This is partly due to the fact that the food consumed by children is contaminated with various ingredients, but people do not realize it.
Some examples that are currently being discussed are the growth of chicken products that use the added hormone estrogen so that the chicken has a bigger size and also meat that is more widely used by traders, but this is not justified. It will even interfere with the health of those who consume it.
The use of estrogen growth hormone will have an impact on children who consume chicken with the added hormone. Estrogen is a type of female sexual hormone when consumed by children will interfere with sexual maturation.
If the children who experience the negative effects of chickens that use the hormone estrogen, among others, have secondary sexual characteristics where the child’s genitals become small and the child becomes fat. Even girls will experience an accelerated menage. Cause girls who are overweight and aged nine months are menstruating.
Obviously if left unchecked it will endanger health This requires the awareness of all parties, especially meat producers who add the hormone estrogen that this will harm health for those people out there who consume it.
In addition, it is important to get government protection for materials that are safe for consumption by the community. Especially for food ingredients that will have a negative impact on public health, especially on children’s health.
Do not forget also the role of parents who always provide the best quality for children’s growth and development. Providing a balanced healthy diet is one of the efforts to make children’s growth and development optimal.
You can get used to providing healthy food, continue to be creative by making your little one’s food menu interesting with natural ingredients. Even the habit of bringing food from home when school children are more recommended because it can directly control the food that can meet the nutritional value of your child and reduce the risk of health problems caused by unhealthy food for your child.