Live Chat - How To Make Your Fussy Eater Eat Healthy?ARCHIVED
Feb 26, 2019 | 11 : 00 AM to 12 : 00 PM
Lack of proper nutrition is one of the major concerns of most of the moms. More so if your child happens to be a picky or fussy eater! Feeding such a child becomes difficult, as every meal time is an effort for the mother who remains worried that the child is not eating enough. However, we all know that force feeding is not an option. Then what is the solution? How to induce positive eating habit in your child, too? Why does your child become a picky eater?
1. Easy availability of junk food: There are different reasons why children grow up to be picky eaters. The easy availability of junk food is a major reason. paediatricians says that junk food including fast food, ready to eat packed meals, processed foods, soft drinks and so on, are high in carbohydrates and fats. It is important that a child be kept away from these as long as possible and is only introduced to fresh, healthy food. Many a time, parents use a child’s demand for ‘burgers and pizzas’ as rewards for acceptable behaviour and conduct. This has a long lasting impact on child’s eating habits as they starts weighing everything in terms of junk food.
2. Fear of trying anything new: Most children face ‘neophobia’ which is fear of trying out something new. Force feeding is not recommended way to counter this fear. Children can get anxious when fed forcibly. Your child’s relationship with food can get sour if you are constantly controlling it. It is important that you control your child’s eating habits when they are very young. Around the age of four allow them to make their own choices. If they make the wrong choices, structure their choices by explaining the impact of junk.
3. Understand and appreciate your child’s appetite: It is high time when we parents need to understand that appetites of children suit their needs and not expectations. Children don’t need a whole lot of food they need quality food even if it is consumed in small quantities.
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