Good morning doctor! I am worried he does. not eat at all
Doctor, please ask her to eat proper food
I am really worried, please admit them and feed them
These are usually how parents 9usually mothers) enter my clinic for a routine follow up. Parents are really worried about their child's eating and diet.
The main concern is lack pf vitamins & minerals
Let, me tell you it is a simple process and if done in a stress free manner, both the child and the mom are happy. Important is not to just feed, but to give healthy food. Here are some healthy eating tips for kids:
Encourage a variety of foods: Introduce your child to a wide range of foods and encourage them to try new things. This will help them develop a taste for different flavors and textures, and will ensure they get all the nutrients they need.
Eat the rainbow: Encourage your child to eat a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables. Different colors represent different nutrients, so eating a range of colors ensures they get a variety of nutrients.
Limit sugary drinks: Encourage your child to drink water or milk instead of sugary drinks like soda or juice. Sugary drinks can lead to tooth decay and can also contribute to obesity.
Limit processed foods: Try to limit your child's intake of processed foods, which are often high in sugar, salt, and unhealthy fats. Instead, offer whole foods like fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains.
Involve your child in meal planning: Encourage your child to help plan and prepare meals. This will help them develop an interest in healthy eating and give them a sense of ownership over what they eat.
Make healthy snacks available: Keep healthy snacks like cut-up fruits and vegetables, yogurt, and nuts available for your child to snack on. This will help them avoid unhealthy snacks like chips and candy.
Don't force your child to finish their plate: Encourage your child to listen to their body and stop eating when they feel full. This will help them develop a healthy relationship with food and avoid overeating.
Lead by example: Model healthy eating habits for your child by eating a variety of healthy foods yourself. This will show your child that healthy eating is important and help them develop good habits for life.
The last point is very important. If we want the child to eat healthy, the whole family should have a healthy lifestyle.
Remember! It takes a village to raise a child. So, the village better leave unhealthy food choices behind.........or face the mom's wrath :-).