What Seasonal Foods to Offer to Children

Eating seasonally is a powerful way to introduce variety, optimize nutrition, and foster eco-awareness in children’s diets. Seasonal foods are often fresher, more flavorful, and nutrient-dense, as they are harvested at their peak. This practice supports local farming and reduces environmental impact due to shorter transport distances.

Why Seasonal Eating Matters:

  • Nutritional Richness: Seasonal produce tends to be higher in essential vitamins and minerals.
  • Taste and Variety: Fresh, in-season foods provide diverse flavors, encouraging children to try new dishes.Eco-friendly Choice: Local, seasonal eating reduces carbon footprint and promotes sustainability.


Example of Seasonal Foods to Include:

  • Mangoes
  • Indian gooseberries (Amla)
  • Guava
  • Bottle gourd (Lauki)
  • Bitter gourd (Karela)
  • Okra (Bhindi)
  • Lychee
  • Watermelon
  • Muskmelon
  • Cucumber
  • Ridge gourd (Turai)
  • Eggplant (Baingan)
  • Pomegranate
  • Papaya
  • Sweet lime (Mosambi)
  • Pumpkin
  • Radish (Mooli)
  • Carrot
  • Oranges
  • Strawberries
  • Grapes
  • Mustard greens (Sarson)
  • Fenugreek leaves (Methi)
  • Spinach (Palak)
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