Parenting Food and Nutrition

Do's and Don'ts of child's nutrition

Archana Reddy
1 to 3 years

Created by Archana Reddy
Updated on Feb 03, 2021

Reviewed by Expert panel

Healthy and good nutrition is important to your child's growth and development. Setting them off the right way in terms of nutrition sets the right foundation for their healthy lifestyle. Good nutrition also plays an important role in fighting infections and diseases through a good immune system.


Some of the Dos and Don'ts of Healthy Eating include 


  • Don't skip meals.

  • Invite everyone to sit together and eat meals

  • Set an example - Model good eating habits as your child will learn what they will see

  • Don't eat dinner too late

  • Involve them in the process of food from picking vegetables, cooking, setting the table.

  • Let your child choose from what is on their plate.

  • If your child is fussy, keep trying even if you don't succeed.

  • Do keep track of your eating habits.

  • Do drink plenty of water.

  • Do delay / distract yourself.

  • Do exercise instead of eating when bored.

  • Don't eat while you watch TV, work, drive.

  • Limiting meals to a reasonable length of time - Make sure you don't spend too much time on your meal. This will help your child stay focussed.

  • Stay positive

Check out this video with Nutritionist Archana Reddy as she talks about Do's and Don'ts of child's nutrition.

Watch the entire video with Nutritionist Archana Reddy to know all about Food and Nutrition for your Child's overall growth and development and Healthy Eating Habits in Children where she gives some important tips.


This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

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