Avoiding the custom of children to snack by creative lunch box

Author : Pimpinan Pusat Muhammadiyah | Friday, December 16, 2011 15:32 WIB

Yogyakarta- The custom of eating healthy food must be started in early age. This is important so that children will not be accustomed to eating outside the house. Besides unhealthy, the foods sold usually contain artificial color, sweetener, and preservatives that can give negative effects in the long run. It can also cause diarrhea. For a long time, unhealthy food can be poison inside the body and trigger cancer. That's why it is important for mothers to prepare healthy lunch box for children. To make children interested, the food must be interesting.

That was stated by Paramitha Fajarin Nova, the student majoring in communications at Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta after socializing “Healthy Lunch Box from Creative Mother; Children Will be Smart" on Thursday (15/12/2011) morning at SD (Elementary School) Ngrukeman, Kasihan, Bantul, Yogyakarta. 

In the event, Paramitha, together with her friends, who call them  “Be Healthy” cooperated with Kukuh Diki Prasetya, the student of nursing department of UMY. “Kukuh gives training to parents of class 1 at SD Ngrukeman about the importance of consuming healthy food. The mothers are informed about the danger of uncontrolled eating because the disease can appear in the long run. The poison can be dangerous in the future," said he.

Paramitha says that the event was attended by a cook who taught how to cook simple food and make it unique, so children can be interested. "The cook made fried rice garnished with various vegetables in the form of cartoon characters, such as Doraemon and Spongebob. Children in the room were even interested in the food. This can avoid their interest in unhealthy food," she said.

In the meantime, the school principal of SD Ngrukeman, Ms Mugirah, S.Pd, admits that she is happy with the event. “Through this event, hopefully mothers get information about the importance of healthy food, they they can start to try the tips of making healthy foods. We all know that health is a very important thing," said she (www.umy.ac.id)

(trans by hamzah - uhamka)