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What Is The Best Vitamins For A Picky Eater Kids
Starvation: Malnourished children should be re-fed under the guidance of a pediatrician, pediatric gastroenterologist or nutritionist since rapid re-feeding can cause adverse results. Overall, a healthy diet excludes excessive sugars, processed foods, and many carbohydrates. An organic menu based in whole grains, vegetables and lean proteins is a good start for most balanced diets. ...Read more
My child, 6, is a poor eater. He gets very little protein in his diet. Is it safe to give him some of my protein to supplement what he is missing?
My 6 year old child is a picky eater. What kind of vitamins can I give her to make up for nutrients she's not taking in?
Cheap ones: Kids are likely to become iron and vitamin d deficient nowadays (lifestyles as much as "picky eating"). Different things taste different to people. An inexpensive drugstore-chain vitamin-and-mineral supplement with sufficient levels of both should cover junior and prevent turning mealtime (which should be joyful) into a time that makes being a parent and a kid even more difficult. Good luck. ...Read more
Whole Food Vitamins: Vitamins are widely available, and they are also widely VARIABLE in their quality. In general, vitamins made from whole foods (they will be labeled as such) are more easily absorbed and used by your body and are a better choice. These types of vitamins are generally only available at health food stores, both local and online. Opt for those labelled organic, and read dosing recommendations well. ...Read more
Hard to guess: It's hard to suggest anything without knowing what she's picky about. But she can eat whatever she's not picky about. ...Read more
My 4 year old daughter is skinny and picky eater what kind calroie rich and nutritious food s should be given to her?
Picky eating: Is a way that a child tries to control you. 1. Ask if she wants the food, if she doesn't, put it in the fridge and warm it for the next meal. 2. If she takes it and fools around with it, ask her "do you want it? If no tell her not to take food that she doesn't want and put it in the fridge for the next meal. 3. Do not substitute. You have to be "cruel to be kind"! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Encourage and Offer: Many toddlers and young children are picky eaters by our standards. Kids tend to like a few items very well and eat them daily for months. We as parents still should offer variety (not force). Shape and different colors and texture make a difference. Eat healthy your self and offer only healthy and your child will do fine. They never starve. Be patient. ...Read more
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
Breast milk: We are designed to eat milk from our mothers! our long term health is set in the first 2 years by the health of our gut and immune system and are benefitted from proper diet - breast milk initially, then healthy whole food prepared at home not in a factory and a daily probiotic to keep gut flora healthy. This prevents colds, flu, etc. Cow's milk would be a so-so second choice. No soy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which is better for a 3 year old picky eater a multivitamin or pedisure nutrition drink? On top of nutritional meals
Whole food vitamin : I like whole food vitamins that give you the equivalent of several servings of fruits and veggies. Good healthy foods should be presented with no ability to "place order" ( unless allergies ). Limit drinks as kids can fill up on milk and juice and not experience hunger. Make a healthy smoothie at home if needed. Find high calorie nutrient dense foods so do not need large quantity to be consumed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Good question: Fish is great but be careful of the mercury content and other toxins. Looks for wild caught alaskan salmon as a great source of omega-3. Avoid tuna, mackeral, swordfish and tilefish. This website might be helpful http://seafood.Edf.Org/. Shrimp is generally low in mercury but should be avoided in children until age 3 if there is a family history of allergy. Include lots of green vegetables! ...Read more
Fruits, veggies...: Fruits, vegetables, whole grains. Not sugary foods, sodas, fatty snacks. And teach them to eat at designated times - like small portions 4-6 times per day. Being hungry all the time is a cop out for the teenagers - that's a bad habit that won't serve them when they get a little older. ...Read more