Wednesday, October 25, 2023


Embracing Omani parent’s culture: A Paragon to a Healthy Living

For Omani parents, the farm-to-table approach plays a vital role in promoting a healthy lifestyle.

By Rodolfo A. Pensocas Jr.

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Often, parents aren’t eating fruits and vegetables. But positive role modeling is huge in getting kids to eat. If you aren’t eating the foods, you can never expect your child to eat them. So many parents may be picky themselves and dislike vegetables. You have to put on a good show and set an example of what healthy eating looks like for your children.

Omani parents are different, since its country has a land rich in culture and tradition, it long held a deep-rooted connection to the land and its agricultural heritage. The Omani people have passed down invaluable knowledge and practices through generations, centering their way of life around maintaining farms and embracing the health benefits of consuming fresh fruits and vegetables.

For Omani parents, the farm-to-table approach plays a vital role in promoting a healthy lifestyle. By cultivating their own fruits and vegetables in their own farm or backyard, they provide their children with access to fresh and nutrient-dense produce. Omani parents prioritize and promotes organic farming methods, avoiding the use of harmful pesticides and chemicals, thus ensuring the consumption of safe and wholesome food.

Oman is blessed with diverse geographical regions that allow for the cultivation of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Most of many farms are located in Barka and Batinah Region where the climate is subtropical.

So much more goes into health than choices alone. Those without regular access to fresh fruits and vegetables have more significant disease occurrence over time. Education is especially valuable for these families. Simply acknowledging that canned and frozen vegetables are just as healthy as fresh can help aid in increased intake and provision for children.

Parents should understand that raising healthy children encompasses more than just nutritious eating. They encourage physical activity and outdoor play to ensure their children lead active lifestyles. By combining farm work, outdoor exploration, and a healthy diet, Omani parents create a well-rounded environment that nurtures both physical and mental well-being.

As a parent, you need to serve as an inspiration to all the parents around the world by upholding their cultural traditions of maintaining farms and prioritizing healthy eating by consuming proper nutrition. Hands-on approach to farming and farm-to-table practices, teaches us invaluable lessons about responsibility, respect for nature, and the importance of consuming fresh and nutritious fruits and vegetables.

By embracing this unique culture, we can create a healthier and more sustainable future for our children, while fostering a deep appreciation for the land and its bountiful offerings. So start making the veggie-eating fun for your family. Have a blind taste test with your children and start growing vegetables even at your small backyard. And you can be honest if you haven’t “learned to like” something yet.

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