Food and Nutrition

my daughter hate fruits

1 to 3 years

Created by Saranya
Updated on Jan 10, 2014

My daughter is 4 yrs old now n she just hate eating fruits( except banana). she doesn't like vegetables too but I cheat her while feeding such away that I will mash it n keep inside d food. she has poor immunity level. I kindly request fellow parents to guide me.

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| Jan 16, 2014

Thanks shikha,meenambiga and anurima. I will definitely try whau u ppl said.

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| Jan 11, 2014

Hi Saranya, u can try dry fruits. Many kids like the taste of dry fruits. U can also try honey dipped figs or dates. This will increase the immunity level. If ur daughter has a habit of drinking soup, put the vegetables u wish, dal, pepper and salt and give her one glass. U can change the ingredient everyday so that she does n't get bored. One day u can put greens in soup, the other day tomato, the other day drumstick etc. sometimes my kids drink one glass clear soup as I bargain for the t. v remote.

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| Jan 10, 2014

Hi Saranya, I have the same problem with my daughter. She is almost 5 years old. I do offer her fruits from time to time but do not force her. I have noticed that as she grows and understands, she atleast tastes some of the fruits which she would not touch earlier. For instance, she hated bananas but now eats about half a banana when I offer her; she doesnt like oranges but eats maybe 3-4 segments on my request and occasionally eats apples. Well, she doesnt eat a fruit everyday but her behaviour to fruits is changing with time. I would say do not force your daughter to eat, but keep offering her one fruit everyday. She will gradually develop a taste and a habit to eat one regularly. Yes, as Shikha said, you can disguise vegetables in food.

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| Jan 10, 2014

Hi dear Saranya! Kids do hate fruits and vegetables are they are not used to eating these since childhood. So to get them into the habit of eating these we need to be their role models. Y not everyday have a plate for urself, let the kid watch u having it on a regular basis. I am sure the child would ask for it on the third day. Kids love to imitate so if we set examples for them they wud definitely follow us. As u have mentioned vegetables can be given in hidden form for example u cud give finely chopped vegetables in dalia, upma, poha, biryani. Boiled vegetables in paranthas as stuffing, dosa, uttapam, noodles, etc.

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