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What is a suitable appetite booster for a 6 year old boy, who is full of energy, but is very reluctant to eat his meals.

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Low calorie drinks

If he is on growth curve and without medical or developmental issues, then this will likely pass within a few months.
Look at what he does eat/drink for calorie loading: whole milk? Sugared drinks? Junk food/snacks? Poor timing of snacks? Trial of low-fat/non-fat milk / diet/sugar-free drinks / nutritional snacks (good in general), may help him find his appetite at meal time. If not, ask doctor.

In brief: Low calorie drinks

If he is on growth curve and without medical or developmental issues, then this will likely pass within a few months.
Look at what he does eat/drink for calorie loading: whole milk? Sugared drinks? Junk food/snacks? Poor timing of snacks? Trial of low-fat/non-fat milk / diet/sugar-free drinks / nutritional snacks (good in general), may help him find his appetite at meal time. If not, ask doctor.
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