Health Tip: Dealing With Picky Eaters
(HealthDay News) -- Getting children who are picky eaters to eat
healthy foods may be a challenge.
The American Academy of Pediatricians offers these
- Pack lots of nutrients in your meals, such as by adding grated
veggies into baked breads, muffins, pastas and soups, and adding
nonfat dry milk into milkshakes or puddings.
- Offer the child a favorite food if he or she also eats
something that isn't well-liked.
- Even if your child refused a food once, try serving it
- Let children participate in preparing food so they're more
anxious to eat it.
- Prepare foods in fun and interesting ways, such as by cutting
them into fun shapes or adding a smiley face.
- Eat a variety of healthy foods yourself, providing a good
example for your child.
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