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Follow These Healthy and Nutritious Basic Diet Rules for Fussy Eater

SANTHI Sankar
3 to 7 years

Created by SANTHI Sankar
Updated on Jul 21, 2017

Follow These Healthy and Nutritious Basic Diet Rules for Fussy Eater
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You as a mother know that your child needs to have nutrition food in order to grow properly, but at the same time you also know that your child being a fussy eater will end up refusing almost all the items you have prepared for him or her. So what do you do to ensure that your fussy eater doesn’t go hungry and gets his or her nutrition from somewhere else?

Well, as a mother of a fussy eater, I have done loads of research and I came across these few points, which I will be sharing with you here.

1. Picky eater Vs Fussy eater: First of all it is important to know the difference between a picky eater and fussy eater. A fussy eater may be a picky eater but a picky eater will just be picky in what sorts of foods he would taste and which ones he wouldn’t touch.  Tricky – is it? Don’t worry it is simple – a picky eater is a child who would want to eat only one vegetable or dish all day, every day without getting bored, whereas a fussy eater will at times create a fuss over his favourite food as well.

2. Food and their textures: A fussy eater child doesn’t like mix textures in his or her food. So he or she will not even taste pulao – as it has two textures crunchy and soft mixed together and in order to make your child eat his or her veggies you can either make the pulao with boiled and mashed veggies or grated veggies so that the entire food is in one texture.

3. Understand your child’s taste: If your child likes sweet and you give him savoury he will not like it. So the first fussy eater meal should be what he or she likes – could be sweet or savoury. Believe once this is done, your child will be curious to try new things on his own.

4. Respect ‘NO’: At given point if your child says NO respect his wishes as he or she is completely full and don’t want to eat more. Or at times there may be a food item that you want your child but he or says NO then also do respect your choice at that time. You may try to give that item again 3 – 4 days later in different format.

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| Jul 21, 2017

All points are so true... thanks for sharing..

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| Jul 22, 2017

thanks for sharing the information..

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| Jul 23, 2017

Thank U so much SANTHI sankar

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| Jul 23, 2017

thank u so much

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| Jul 23, 2017

nice one

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| Jul 23, 2017

Thank U So Much

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| Jul 23, 2017

Thanks for your ideas....

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| Aug 01, 2017

had posted a query on fussy eaters, saw this blog now. Thanks! but on the last point. respect a no is very difficult to manage. the child takes advantage to get a snack vs meal as we comprise

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| Aug 02, 2017

Nice

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| Aug 06, 2017

Useful for us

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| Feb 10, 2018

very nice

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| Feb 05, 2019

High

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| Feb 05, 2019

My school. name. GuruNarak High school.

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