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Tips on Feeding Fussy Children

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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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Sri.4 months ago
Try Nutreat kids which is specially designed for fussy eaters with rice, cereals & dry fruits which provides your kid the necessary nutrition. Moreover it is complete natural & homemade style, ready to cook. These products are available online.Hope Nutreat could help you.................Happy parenting.........:)
 
 
 
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anonymous.2 years ago
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Vishesh.2 years ago
Perfect tips to cultivate good healthy eating habits.
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Suhana.6 years ago
really cool tips. keep up indiaparenting!
 
 
 
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poonam.6 years ago
thanks for such a nice tips
give some recipes for childern
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jyothi.6 years ago
honey is best for children
 
 
 
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tamarasmum.6 years ago
you have tips for overweight children...what about the underweight child
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suchitra.6 years ago
really good tips give
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zahirah.6 years ago
really good tips!=)especially for new moms...
 
 
 
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madhu.6 years ago
thanks for the cool tips
 
 
 
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