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Tips on Feeding

A baby should be encouraged to have a healthy and nutritious diet. He should be given Calcium-rich Foods as he needs them for development of bones. Innovative ways should be used to feed the fussy eaters. Here are some tips on feeding, read on.

Calcium-rich Foods

  • Milk and milk products are an important source of energy, proteins, calcium and vitamins.  A child must have about 1/2 litre of milk products per day.
  • A child below five years should be given milk and not skimmed milk.

Appetite-spoiling Foods

  • Heavy snacks between meals should be avoided as they spoil the child's appetite. It is better to offer him fruits and sandwiches instead of cakes and chocolates.
  • You should control your child's intake of sweets, biscuits, chocolates, cakes, colas, etc. because sugar is a major cause of tooth decay. It is always better to give juices instead of colas.

Tips for Fussy Eaters

  • If your child is a fussy eater, try to make his meals more attractive by giving him foods like milkshake, pudding, ice-creams etc.
  • If your child is a poor eater, invite some other children over during mealtimes who are of the same age and are good eaters.
  • If your child is fit and healthy, and is growing and gaining weight as expected, do not fuss about his eating.
  • Avoid getting into a battle at meal times. Mealtimes should be enjoyable and you should talk about things other than food.

Tips for Overweight Children

  • If your child is over weight, reduce the use of cooking oil. Instead of frying, grill or bake the food.

Cooking Tips for Mothers

  • Use less of sugar, salt and refined flour (maida or all-purpose flour) preparations.
  • Unpolished rice or par-boiled rice is better than polished rice.
  • Do not overcook vegetables, they lose their nutritive value.
  • Do not cook fruits since the essential vitamin C is lost.
  • The skin of many vegetables is rich in vitamins and minerals, so offer fresh fruits to the child with their skins.
  • Wherever possible, use jaggery instead of sugar, since it is very high in iron.
  • Avoid adding too much spice.

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anonymous.5 years ago
niharika.6 years ago
my 6 month old baby is under weight.. i wan to know wat can be the reason???
neelam.8 years ago
My daughter 5 years old is not interested in meals so she is under developed in comparison to other child of same age Please solve my problem
Rupa.9 years ago
milk contains calcium which is the most important for the development of the child.
shilpinanavaty.9 years ago
i want afool diet plan of my three years old baby boy.why don't you help me please/
guntaas.9 years ago
i want full diet plan for my two years old baby which should be healthy and nutricious
rishika mukherjee.9 years ago
balanced diet for my two to three years daughter
lakshmi.9 years ago
it is nice if we can make a balancced diet chart with many options of breakfast, luch box lunches dinners (children liking)
Patrick.9 years ago
iwant a diet for a two year kid.
Juhie.9 years ago
please advice my 5yrs old child reduces to eat veg n fruits.
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