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My Daughter will not eat!

My daughter will not eat meat....or much of anything else for that matter. One day she's like something and the next day she's willing to go to bed hungry rather than eat it again. I'm runnig out of thing to feed this kid.....Any Ideas?

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Feedingfinicky

Asked by Feedingfinicky at 6:47 PM on Sep. 25, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • Some of us are in the same boat as you. I need help with my son so..he will go to bed hungry if he refuses to eat what I made him. I guess these are the challenges of being a mother lol
    effie777

    Answer by effie777 at 6:58 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • Meat is unnecessary for human health. She may lead your family down a path to better health for all of you and the planet. Here are some great links on vegetarian nutrition for kids and teens:

    http://www.vrg.org/nutshell/teen_veg.pdf
    http://www.pcrm.org/news/release090402.html
    http://www.nutritionmd.org/nutrition_tips/nutrition_tips_infant_nutrition/complete_nutrition.html
    http://www.nutritionmd.org/nutrition_tips/nutrition_tips_infant_nutrition/index.html
    http://www.pcrm. org/health/ veginfo/vsk/ food_groups. html
    http://www.pcrm. org/health/ veginfo/vsk/ children. html
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:14 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • Is your child a toddler? She may be going through the air-o-tarian phase! They all go through it. First, make sure that she is drinking water, so she doesn't get dehydrated.
    Most important, do not create a monster who only eats nuggets, mac and cheese and hot dogs.
    Just keep offering a variety of healthy foods, and eventually she will start eating.
    Frozen foods are fun to play with, and will get eaten, like peas, blueberries and corn. Chunks of avocado and tofu are loaded with great nutrition, and are fun to squish between little fingers.
    I have never met a toddler who wouldn't eat hummus (lots of calcium, protein, good fats and iron), you can mix it with a mashed egg. offer cut fruits with yogurt dip, fresh veggies with hummus or salad dressing, cooked whole wheat pasta and veggies with marinara or peanut sauce or cheese sauce.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:15 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

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