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How do I get my child to eat less?

How do I get my child to eat less?

Some strategies: Visual cues: smaller plates, don't put serving dishes on the table, don't leave food where it can be seen. Adults can show they limit themselves to single servings. The family can eat in the dining room or kitchen, not in front of the tv. When your child asks for extra food, distract with toys or activities, or say that he/she can eat a little later. Ask all caregivers to respond the same way. ...Read more

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How do I get my child to eat healthy foods with less salt and oil?

How do I get my child to eat healthy foods with less salt and oil?

Dont offer: You are actually in control of your childs diet. If you use less salt and buy food less in fats and oils your child can not eat them. In this way you will shape his/her eating habits into healthy eating. ...Read more

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How can I get my child to eat more vegetables?

How can I get my child to eat more vegetables?

See below: By modeling. Your child should see others eating a healthy diet. Offer the food, but do not force the food. Do not offer rewards to get your child to eat the vegetables. Also, it may take offering the food up to 15 times before your child will take it. Remember, never punish your child for not trying something. ...Read more

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How can I get my child to eat breakfast if still sleepy and early?

How can I get my child to eat breakfast if still sleepy and early?

Outsmart them!: To bed earlier. Try variety! eat with them! give them what tastes good like home made protein smoothies with fresh fruit juices and whey protein powder. Almond butter with toast. Avoid breakfast out of a box! make some turkey bacon. Play some upbeat music and get them going. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you suggest a means to get my child to eat healthily?

Can you suggest a means to get my child to eat healthily?

Offer variety.: Offer a variety of healthy foods to choose from. Encourage your child's participation in food preparation. Kids tend to try new foods if thy're involved in making them. Most kids like to dip foods into yogurt or hummus. Use vegetables for dipping. ...Read more

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How to get my child with celiacs to gain weight? He likes to eat, but doesn't gain weight?

How to get my child with celiacs to gain weight?  He likes to eat, but doesn't gain weight?

Depends:: It takes time from initiation of the gluten free diet for the bowel to heal itself from the gluten injury. After that, it's just the matter of patience. Remember that between about the ages of 12 months and 7 years, 4 pounds a year is adequate gain. ...Read more

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If a child were to accidentally eat a poisonous spider would the child get sick from the venom?

If a child were to accidentally eat a poisonous spider would the child get sick from the venom?

Probably NOT: Kids can accidentally swallow tiny spiders while playing outdoors. The amount of venom in a tiny bug should not be a problem if swallowed and digested, or if rolled around in the mouth and spit out. A big poisonous spider biting a kid inside his mouth would be bad. If a kid chomped on a spider, it's possible that venom could be absorbed in the mouth; but in the stomach, acid should disable venom. ...Read more

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Want to know how to get your child to eat veggies?

Want to know how to get your child to eat veggies?

Model for them: Establish your mealtime rules & consequences for breaking them at a family meeting. Have them help you shop & prepare meals. Have family meals with pleasant conversation, no arguing. Praise a child who takes a bite of veggie; don't remark on or to the one who won't. Put a tbsp./year of age of each food on their plates. Don't buy junk food; eat only at the table at scheduled meal & snack times. ...Read more

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Can a child eat too much fruit and get too much sugar?

Can a child eat too much fruit and get too much sugar?

Yes: All things in moderation. Fruit is a vital part of our diet and should be consumed daily at the rate of several servings per day. It is possible to eat so much fruit that we are not hungry for other vital foods, such as vegetables, carbs, and protein. Also, excess sugars will be converted to fat. Finally, too much fruit/sugar can lead to diarrhea and affect absorption of other nutrients. ...Read more

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How do I get my eight year old child to eat fruits and vegtibles?

Feed them to them: Set some rules about eating fruits and veggies before they can get the things they really want to eat. Give them some choices on the fruits and veggies but be firm about eating them. That way, the choice and power stays in their hands. ...Read more

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