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How do I get kids to eat consistently?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: You Don't

Kids often are very erratic in their eating patterns.
Do not cave in if they refuse to eat what you offer them.Be firm. Do not give them only what they want to eat, when they are poor food choices.All kids will eventually eat when they are hungry.

In brief: You Don't

Kids often are very erratic in their eating patterns.
Do not cave in if they refuse to eat what you offer them.Be firm. Do not give them only what they want to eat, when they are poor food choices.All kids will eventually eat when they are hungry.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Nicholas Nomicos
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: $1M question

I want to say let them turn into teens - then they will eat consistently and constantly.
This is a very good question. Serving a balanced diet with variety that gets the kids interested in nutrition helps, as does minimizing fast food, soft drinks and pre-packaged foods from their daily diet. If old enough, get them involved in meal planning. It's still a challenge but can be done.

In brief: $1M question

I want to say let them turn into teens - then they will eat consistently and constantly.
This is a very good question. Serving a balanced diet with variety that gets the kids interested in nutrition helps, as does minimizing fast food, soft drinks and pre-packaged foods from their daily diet. If old enough, get them involved in meal planning. It's still a challenge but can be done.
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Dr. Nicholas Nomicos
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Dr. Allan Evangelista
Increase their activity profile--- e.g., playing their favorite sports, doing household chores, riding bicycles, shopping, walking at the amusement parks and/or malls, etc.
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