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17th June 2012 07:10 AM #1
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Nutrition For Kids
I am seeking some advice on what to feed a 6 year old. Mine has almost sttopped eating everything!
I am out of ideas for appetizing yet nutritious meal ideas. Help!
18th June 2012 01:35 AM #2
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Smoothies tend to be a hit around our house. Add some cocoa, fruit, and agave or other sweetener to make it yummy but throw in a few well-disguised greens as well.
Also, you could try experimenting with the look of certain foods. One of my friends dyes pasta with pink and blue food coloring by putting a few drops in the boiling water. In the end it comes out looking like candy and her kids eat it because they think it is a treat.
Last, but not least, continue to offer sensible portions of healthy food at every meal. Do not provide substitution, especially unhealthy ones. Eventually she will accept that this is what she has to eat. Avoid sugary foods, caffeinated beverages, etc.
Best of luck!
18th June 2012 03:12 AM #3
Please give me an idea of what your daughter eats and drinks - what she likes.
Can you give me any idea as to what you think may be the cause of her not wanting to eat? Is she eating lots of cookies, crackers or sweets? These things can give the body a false sense of being "full", without offering the body the nutrients that it needs to stay healthy.
Does she get sick often? (i.e. colds, flu, etc.) Is she a happy, easy going child, or does she tend to be more "grumpy"?
The smoothies that Mom2Many suggested are often a big hit with children. I can give you some recipe ideas for those, but mostly I'd like to know what your daughter used to eat, that she liked, and if there's anything she still eats that she likes.
Post back and I'll give you some ideas to help your daughter start eating better (which, I'm sure, will reduce your stress).