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How to get my 1 yr old to eat solid foods?

How to get my 1 yr old to eat solid foods?

Try to lomit btls: I would make sure the kid is brought to the table and sits while others eat.Make sure your meal plan includes something you can mash up and offer him.Over time he will want to sample some of what others eat. I'd continue formula in a sippy cup and only offer water in bottles to protect his teeth.When he is taking one or two solids a day a switch to milk is ok but limit to 24 oz/d. ...Read more

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Dr. Pam Yoder
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Healthy Diet (Definition)

Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, ...Read more


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How do I get a 10 year old boy with aspergers syndrome to eat healthy foods?

How do I get a 10 year old boy with aspergers syndrome to eat healthy foods?

Provide good food : Aspies have very narrowed interests that they defend with awesome pedantism. Try to provide nutritious foods within their parameters. Arguing with an aspie is futile and can lead to conduct problems. This isn't to recommend they eat whatever they want, but use wise choices within their menu of likes. See <http://ww. ...Read more

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What's a good way to get my 10year old boy with aspergers syndrome to eat healthy food?

What's a good way to get my 10year old boy with aspergers syndrome to eat healthy food?

Aspergers: This can be frustrating but talk to a dietician and psychologist who understand this issue. Try food chaining. This may help. http://youtu.be/3c_sahznatc. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how to get a 6 year old to lose wieght?

I'm wondering how to get a 6 year old to lose wieght?

What Dr. R said, +: Limit total screen time - smart phone, iPad, TV, Computer, video games, et. al.- to a maximum of 2 hours/day. Remove electronics from all kids' bedrooms. See healthychildren.org. The whole family has to commit to savoring healthy foods at pleasant, sit-down family meals sans TV, no fast food, no junk food or soda in the house & to exercise together. If BMI. is > 95th %ile, lab-work is needed. ...Read more

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I have an 9 year old who weighs 135. He sneaks food sohe wont get in trouble for eating between meals. How do I get him to eat healthy and lose weight

I have an 9 year old who weighs 135. He sneaks food sohe wont get in trouble for eating between meals. How do I get him to eat healthy and lose weight

May be unmanageable: There are illnesses such as prader-willi in which nothing anybody can do will stop the kid from doing this -- it is compulsive and only a new experimental treatment based on the profound brain / hormonal disturbance alters (abolishes) this behavior. If your doc's advice & maybe meds have failed, perhaps this is the wrong battle & instead you can focus on other ways to help jr to gain useful skills. ...Read more

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How to find out how many calories does a 12 year old boy need to maintain his weight?

How to find out how many calories does a 12 year old boy need to maintain his weight?

It depends: 12 year old boys are growing and will need more calories than someone who is not still growing. Boys this age should not restrict calories unless they have been diagnosed as overweight or obese. An active 12 year old boy could need up to 3000 calories a day to meet his needs. The center for disease control has some good information on child nutrition. www.cdc.gov. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get my 10year old boy with aspergers syndrome to eat healthy food?

What's the best way to get my 10year old boy with aspergers syndrome to eat healthy food?

Porvide good food : Aspies have very narrowed interests that they defend with awesome pedantism. Try to provide nutritious foods within their parameters. Arguing with an aspie is futile and can lead to conduct problems. This isn't to recommend they eat whatever they want, but use wise choices within their menu of likes. See . ...Read more

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How should I get a kid to eat healthy?

How should I get a kid to eat healthy?

Don't buy junk food: Kids will get hungry. Don't buy junk food and sugar drinks like juice and sodas. You'll be amazed at what they start eating when they don't have the sugary alternative. ...Read more

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How can I encourage my child to eat a variety of healthy foods?

How can I encourage my child to eat a variety of healthy foods?

Keep tyring!: All you can do is make the foods available and model good eating habits. Different textures, colors, etc. Make food more appealing. Also, allow your child to experience the food in different ways - ex: raw, cooked, frozen even. Pairing unfamilar foods with foods they already like can help. Also, dips are a great way for kids to try new foods. ...Read more

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How many calories should a 6 year old eat in a day?

How many calories should a 6 year old eat in a day?

1400 calories: •1 year old children need about 900 calories per day • 2 - 3 year old children need 1000 calories per day • 4 - 8 year old children need 1200 calories per day if they are girls and 1400 calories per day if they are boys. ...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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Can you please guide me to what can be a healthy nutrition plan and best diet to consume daily for a 14 years old boy ?

Can you please guide me to what can be a healthy nutrition plan and best diet to consume daily for a 14 years old boy ?

Healthy natural food: A teen should eat healthy, natural foods. Healthy usually means lower fat (especially low in animal fats), a moderate amount of protein, a moderate amount of whole grain carbohydrates (but very little sugar or plain starches), and lots of veggies. Natural means unprocessed, with little salt, sauces, or preservatives. Plant fats such as those in nuts or in olive oil are better than animal fats. ...Read more

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Can you suggest a means to get my family to eat healthy food?

Can you suggest a means to get my family to eat healthy food?

Cooking together: Has been shown to help get people interested in new foods and ideas. Asking what they like or would like to try. Having meals together at the table and not in front of tv helps as well. Healthy food goes beyond "the food", but to experience the aroma of foods, talking to people and having a good time. ...Read more

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What are good foods to eat for a teenager wanting to lose weight?

What are good foods to eat for a teenager wanting to lose weight?

Teen weight loss: To lose weight whether you are a teen or not you need to have a negative calorie balance. With this is mind you still need to eat a well balanced diet icluding all food types. Decrease portion size&eat lots of raw/steamed vegetables. Decrease the starchy, fatty foods. Eat some mono unsturated fat foods like avacdos, brasil nuts, just do not overdo this. U should take 3 serv. Of nonfat dairy. ...Read more

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Best foods to eat for a 17 month old?

Best foods to eat for a 17 month old?

Organic: Dairy and meat should be organic if possible. Hummus is a great source of zinc. Otherwise just fresh veggies, fruit and protein. Plus some healthy fats like avocado. ...Read more

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How to get my 1 year old to eat more?

How to get my 1 year old to eat more?

Don't: If he's hungry, he'll eat. Your focus as a parent is to get him to eat nutritious food -- there's an epidemic of obese kids in the country and you need to get him to eat well and healthy, not more. ...Read more

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How can I get my children to eat the healthy foods I give them?

How can I get my children to eat the healthy foods I give them?

Offer frequently: Offer the foods frequently-familiarity with foods increases the liklihood that he will eat them. Don't insist that they eat a portion, but encourage ' a bite to be polite'. Don't allow frequent snacking or drinking-this can fill a child up; don't serve alternative meals to picky eaters. Family members should eat what is served, missing a meal is not catastrophic-unless doctor says so. ...Read more

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What is a good way to get a 3 year old daughter to eat when she doesn't want to?

What is a good way to get a 3 year old daughter to eat when she doesn't want to?

Patience: Present her meal at meal time. Give her 45 minutes. If she doesn't eat, her meal goes into the refrigerater and she is excused without treats until the next meal, then repeat with the refrigerated meal. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Healthy Eating (Definition)

Healthy eating is focused on healthy foods that are low in saturated fat, sodium, sugar, and cholesterol. A healthy diet is centered around fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and ...Read more