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How do I get my daugther to eat normal food. She only wants candy and everytji.G the has sugar. She is also anemic constanly.?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Balanced diet.

With picky eaters, it's important to ensure a balanced diet.
First, go thru fridge and cabinets & get rid of all junk food. If all that's given to her is healthy, she'll eventually eat some. Your child may need to try one particular food 18 times on 18 different days before accepting it, so don't give up! sometimes, giving the food in different forms, or mixed with other foods, helps.

In brief: Balanced diet.

With picky eaters, it's important to ensure a balanced diet.
First, go thru fridge and cabinets & get rid of all junk food. If all that's given to her is healthy, she'll eventually eat some. Your child may need to try one particular food 18 times on 18 different days before accepting it, so don't give up! sometimes, giving the food in different forms, or mixed with other foods, helps.
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Children are masters at manipulation an as parents we fall prey to it all the time. They can convince us that cookies and coke are the best food groups! Dr Juster is correct! remember you are the parent and in control of the diet . Don't have sugar in the house and her diet will change. It may not be easy but it is worthwhile.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Agree

Your daughter is eating candy because the candy is available to her. If it's not available, she can't eat it.
This is a habit she has developed, and it's not an easy one to break. Be prepared to let her be hungry, and remember it's perfectly ok for her to eat nothing and to be hungry when you are making plenty of healthy food available to her. Good luck to you.

In brief: Agree

Your daughter is eating candy because the candy is available to her. If it's not available, she can't eat it.
This is a habit she has developed, and it's not an easy one to break. Be prepared to let her be hungry, and remember it's perfectly ok for her to eat nothing and to be hungry when you are making plenty of healthy food available to her. Good luck to you.
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