Feeding and Cooking Tips
Washing hands before and after meals
should be encouraged.
Children who do not eat enough at a
time should be offered food every 2-3 hours. However, do not force
your child to eat.
Encourage the child to eat with a spoon
or with his own fingers.
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
Wherever possible, use jaggery instead
of sugar, since it is very high in iron.
Avoid adding too much spice.
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