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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?

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

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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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What is the best way to stay healthy if you are a picky eater?

What is the best way to stay healthy if you are a picky eater?

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

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What's the best way to get a 20-month old picky eater to get all of her nutrients?

What's the best way to get a 20-month old picky eater to get all of her nutrients?

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

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When would you worry that your slim kid, picky eater, might have GERD or some reflux problem?

When would you worry that your slim kid, picky eater, might have GERD or some reflux problem?

Chest pain: The GE junction with the stomach is just below the middle of the breastbone to the left. Affected kids often complain of dull to sharp intermittent chest pain in that area. Symptoms after carbonated beverages, orange or grapefruit juice would also be likely. ...Read more

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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

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Good day. My son is thin. I want him to eat and eat to gain his weight. So seldom to eat. What is the best vitamins for him to take? Thanks

Good day. My son is thin. I want him to eat and eat to gain his weight. So seldom to eat. What is the best vitamins for him to take? Thanks

None, Real Food Best: Vitamins are all single molecule cofactors. The human genome has not maintained instructions for every single step to manufacture; typically missing only a single step. But why should this be maintained when vitamins are so plentiful in almost all non-processed foods in nature? Vitamin deficiencies 1st world countries (except D3) very rare; it is big business to promote/sell reprocessed food waste ...Read more

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My 5 year old won't eat fruits and veggies and won't drink milk. What is the best vitamins for him?

My 5 year old won't eat fruits and veggies and won't drink milk. What is the best vitamins for him?

Chidren's centrum: Besides vitamins, be sure to offer your child to healthy foods to taste without pressure or stress, its not important that s/he finish the food just taste. Another tip is to have the child help prepare the food so it will be more interesting this requires some time and patience. Try to prevent food from becoming a battleground, . ...Read more

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What are the best children's multi-vitamins to buy?

What are the best children's multi-vitamins to buy?

MULTIVITAMIN: Multivitamins are just dietary suppliments so just buy any that is available. Most important is the table food at home consisting of a balance diet of protein, carbohydrate, fruits and veggies. ...Read more

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What are the best vitamins and supplements for an ADHD child?

What are the best vitamins and supplements for an ADHD child?

None proven helpful: Adhd is not caused by deficiency of any vitamin or mineral. ...Read more

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What is the best vitamin for my 7/12 old baby? And what are the necessary food to eat in this period? I heard meat! Is that true?

What is the best vitamin for my 7/12 old baby? And what are the necessary food to eat in this period? I heard meat! Is that true?

Vitamin D important: This depends on your baby's diet. If you are breastfeeding then vitamin d & iron are beneficial. Everyone (babies & adults) should supplement with vit d from april to oct. When the sun is not strong enough for us to make d- this reduces risk of diabetes etc.
I advise a variety of fruits & vegies. I do not think meat is necessary when this young. Also consider supplementing with dha. See comment:. ...Read more

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What can I eat and use ON my hair to make it thicker? Also what are the best oils and vitamin supplements for hair?

What can I eat and use ON my hair to make it thicker? Also what are the best oils and vitamin supplements for hair?

Increase hair growth: Best way to maintain hair growth is to eat a balanced diet with fruits and vegetables at every meal and dry to wash and condition your hair every 5-7 days. Avoid chemicals and heat to your hair. There is some evidence that Biotin can help hair growth. Rogaine (minoxidil) works for some people. ...Read more

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What kind of general vitamin supplements are the best to take? I eat fruits and veggies often. I am young, 19. I don't eat a lot of protein.

What kind of general vitamin supplements are the best to take? I eat fruits and veggies often. I am young, 19. I don't eat a lot of protein.

Eat real food: There's no good research that general multivitamins are of any benefit especially for those who eat healthy eg fruits & veggies often. Eating more protein is a good idea. Depending upon your health goals, aim for 0.5-1g per pound body weight. Look for lean protein, beans, egg whites, fish, chicken etc. You can supplement w/protein shakes but just as w/vitamins, there's no single best brand. ...Read more

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My 4 year old daughter is skinny and picky eater what kind calroie rich and nutritious food s should be given to her?

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 more

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Picky eater - lots of food makes me go ick, what can help?

Are you pregnant?: Pregnancy can cause a change in food preferences. ...Read more

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How can you loose weight if you're a picky eater?

How can you loose weight if you're a picky eater?

Become pickier!: Be picky about what you put into your body. Choose your calories wisely. Keep track of them. You can lose weight eating anything, but eating for your health is much wiser than eating to lose weight or to suit your picky tastes. Choose lean meats, healthy carbs (fruits, veg and whole grains) avoid sugars and fatty foods. Broaden your food horizons and look at it as fuel for your body. ...Read more

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How can I eat healthier if I'm an extremely picky eater?

How can I eat healthier if I'm an extremely picky eater?

Depends: Eat healthier and picky eater may work together, or not. It depends on what you are eating. If there is one of two items that you want to change in your diet, start there. Go slow, don't try to make big sweeping changes. If you need to lose weight, increase your exercise a small increment. Be well. ...Read more