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Best diet for a very picky eater? 5yo girl on mvi (multivitamin)

Best diet for a very picky eater? 5yo girl on mvi (multivitamin)

Pick well: Try to include healthy foods in your limited menu. Add condiments or sauces that you like to foods you may not like. Try to taste one new food each week. Vitamins are only part of a healthy diet, so supplements may be partially helpful. Nutritional supplements such as ensure may also be used. Check with your doctor for help, & possible referral to a nutrionist. ...Read more

Dr. Christine Wood
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Picky Eater (Definition)

Picky eater = fussy eater = choosy eater - occurs when a person has strong food preferences and may be resistant to trying new foods or to eating foods that they ...Read more


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Diet tips for fussy eaters--salads, shakes, what?

Diet tips for fussy eaters--salads, shakes, what?

Picky eaters: Portion control is a better way to think of reducing intake. When you think of it only as making nutritious choices, then anything goes as long as it is not empty calories. A hard boiled egg, a hand full of nuts (like almonds), and a whole grain slice of bread with a variety of vegetables will keep you full longer than a diet shake and salad. ...Read more

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Are some people born picky eaters?

Are some people born picky eaters?

FOOD PREFERENCE: Genetics does not determine what we will eat, these are learned behaviors. ...Read more

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My toddler is a picky eater who refuses fruit and veggies. she's not regular. any suggestions on adding a fiber supplement?

My toddler is a  picky eater who refuses fruit and veggies. she's not regular.  any suggestions on adding a fiber supplement?

Fiber supplements: in the shape of cereals and nutrition bars are usually most readily accepted. However my recommendation is to continue to entice her with small servings of different types of greens and fruits, prepared in different manners, taken together with things she may like. Most kids refuse veggies due to their texture, but I have not met many children who rebuff everything under the sun. Persistence ! ...Read more

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Any tips for a very picky eater?

Any tips for a very picky eater?

Yes: Let her get hungry for real. No juice, no snacks, and "i'm hungry, but only for what i like" does not mean that she's hungry. "i'm hungry for whatever you got" - now that is hungry. ...Read more

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Picky eater not a veggie\fruit lover during 32w pregnant. Not a varied diet but overall healthy. Take daily multivitamins. Concern for baby?

Picky eater not a veggie\fruit lover during 32w pregnant.  Not a varied diet but overall healthy. Take daily multivitamins.  Concern for baby?

Ok: If you have been a picky eater all your life there is not much you can do now. Ideally, a balanced, varied diet during pregnancy is recommended, but in your case it seems like you are doing the best you can. ...Read more

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Are food based chewable gummy vitamins safer than artificially made vitamins? I am considering a food based calcium chewable gummy supplement.

Are food based chewable gummy vitamins safer than artificially made vitamins? I am considering a food based calcium chewable gummy supplement.

We hAve no data: there is no published data on the comparison of these kind of products. The FDA studied branded drugs but these are not drugs and I'm not tested. ...Read more

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Whare are foods bodybuilders should eat.?

Whare are foods bodybuilders should eat.?

High protein. : 50gms is a persons daily need, so whey protein supplements R needed for muscle mass & strength. keep wwell hydrated, & day of rest after a hard workout. Best 2 do cardio on light days. Avoid all hormones & steroids, short term results long term serious consequences, lifelong. ...Read more

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What are healthy nutritious lo cal foods to eat while breastfeeding?

What are healthy nutritious lo cal foods to eat while breastfeeding?

Fruit and Veggies: Almost any fresh fruit or vegetable should meet your criteria. ...Read more

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Is vegan healthier than vegetarian diet?

Is vegan healthier than vegetarian diet?

Yes: Vegan is always healthier than vegetarian which is healthier than omnivore (the most common) diets. You don't need any animal or dairy products in your diet after childhood. Just be sure to take B12 supplements because B12 is the only vitamin found only in animal products. As for calcium, eat plenty of leafy greens. Vitamin d - unless you live in the tundra, the sun is best. Protein --> beans. ...Read more

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Is frozen vegetarian food healthy?

Is frozen vegetarian food healthy?

Yes: Frozen vegetables often maintain nutrients better than vegetables shipped long distances. Make sure the food is not heavy in salt and saturated fats. Read the label carefully. ...Read more

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Is baby food good as nutritional supplement?

Is baby food good as nutritional supplement?

Baby food in adults: The amount of nutrients in baby food is suited for infants, and although not harmful, would not be the best choice for supplementing an adult diet. Multivitamins made from whole food, available at health food stores, would be more appropriate. ...Read more

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How can a picky eatter who dosnt like most veggies eat healthy?

How can a picky eatter who dosnt like most veggies eat healthy?

See below: Sometimes the source can be the cause: canned veggies typically are less appetizing than fresh or frozen. Trying different forms of preparation may help: steam/bake/fry/grill/ add to casserole or stew. Avoid letting other family members complain about veggies; picky eaters often pick up their habits from other family members, especially parents. ...Read more

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Are steamed baby carrots healthy to eat for young children?

Are steamed baby carrots healthy to eat for young children?

Yes!: Yes! the only danger is if the pieces are so small a child could inhale them accidentally. Usually by age five it isn't so much a concern but if you are worried, just mash them. ...Read more

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Can vegetarians be healthier than meat eaters?

Can vegetarians be healthier than meat eaters?

Well sure...: ...but if you want to make the case that a vegetarian diet is better than a non-vegetarian one, you might first check out other HealthTap answers on the subject. Controversy continues to the point that many people who are trying to eat right are confused by the constant bombardment of health recommendations that seem prone to being overturned years later. Dietary moderation & exercise remain key! ...Read more

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