This has been going on for about 4 days now. But we'll try and feed her food she's eaten for a while now (ie. spagetti, mac and cheese, chicken nuggets, beefaroni) She just wont eat any of it! She'll eat oatmeal just fine..... if its not original oatmeal. and she'll eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I have no idea what to do to get her to eat other things.
Answer by LindaClement at 11:30 AM on Aug. 23, 2010
What about healthy food? People often don't offer their kids healthy foods and foods the mom or dad doesn't like. Try taking her to a buffet and get her some colorful foods she doesn't get at home. I have a 23 mo grandson and I take him to buffets several times a week. At one place he eats a big bowl of steamed carrots and it comes with 2 big brocolli stems. He usually eats at least one of them. He'll eat a plain tomato slice (I would have never thought of giving him that). I give him things from my plate too. If he points to something I get that. He usually wants the ice cream before he is done eating but will eat it with his veggies or other food. I took him out to brunch Sun and he was eating ice cream and bacon. If other family members go too then he gets even more variety. I take pictures of him eating with my phone, he likes that.
Answer by Gailll at 11:37 AM on Aug. 23, 2010
Snack foods can be healthy and meals can be unhealthy. Toddlers need to graze (snack) on healty foods all day. Chicken nuggets is not a healty meal food. Roast chicken meat would be. You could roast a chicken and make toddler size portions and freeze. White pasta in the spagetti, mac and cheese, or beefaroni isn't healthy. You could use whole wheat, whole grain, or one of the healthier pastas to make it healthier. Peanut butter and jelly isn't healthy. Whole grain bread, natural peanut butter, and jelly with no sugar would help but it's still not healthy. If you are used to making healthy meals it's easiest to stick to plain foods; veggies, fruits, plain meat, whole grain bread and cereal (no pasta or white anything), whole grain crackers, brown rice, cheese, yogurt. There are websites and books to help guide selections. Good eating habits start young.
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