How to make your demanding child enjoy a wide variety of foods

child enjoy a wide variety of foods

Demanding or fussy children are in a healthy stage of development, trying to impose control over the environment and expressing fears about trusting what is unfamiliar. Many demanding children with meals also prefer a "dish that allows the separation of meals," that is, where one kind of food does not come into physical contact with the other. It will take between 8 to 10 presentations of a new food for your child to accept.

Instead of merely insisting that your child eat a new food, try the following:

  • Offer a fresh Food only when your child is hungry and rested.
  • Present a new food at a time
  • Make that presentation that is fun: present the menu as a game, or cut the food into unusual formats.
  • Serve the new foods along with the foods that your child already prefers, to increase the chances of acceptance
  • Eat also the fresh food. Remember that children like to imitate
  • Have your child help prepare the food. In general, children are more inclined to try something they developed themselves.
  • Limit drinks. Children who are picky with meals always fill up with fluids instead of eating
  • Limit snacks or snacks to two per day.

Valuable tips to promote healthy eating in childhood:

  • Make family food, often. Knowing that the food is served at approximately the same time each night and that the whole family will sit down at the table to eat, is emotionally attractive and improves the appetite. Breakfast is another critical time for a family meal, especially considering that those children who eat lunches perform better in school.
  • Cook more meals in your home. Ingesting homemade food is healthier for the entire own family and units an extraordinary example for kids, approximately the importance of eating. Restaurant food tends to have higher fat, sugar, and salt. The book is going to dinner outside, for special occasions.
  • Involve the children. Children enjoy helping adults to shop, to select what food they will put in their bag to eat at school and to prepare dinner. It’s also a chance if you want to educate them about the nutritional values of various ingredients, and the way to study food labels.
  • Make an expansion of healthy snacks to had as opposed to foods without a nutritional price at your fingertips. Have a wide variety of fruits, whole grain snacks vegetables, and healthy beverages (water, fruit juice, milk) within reach of your children, so that they get used to eating these meals or healthy snacks instead of drinks sweetened, cookies, chips.
  • Limit portion sizes. Do not insist that your children clean the plate, and never use the food as a reward or bribe.

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