My 5yo has always had issues when it comes to food. She's not just a picky eater, she refuses to eat anything from vegetables to mac and cheese. I even have to push desert on her sometimes!!
Anyway, I posted a questions 2 weeks ago saying I'm always fighting with her about food and most people told me I shouldn't and let her eat when she's hungry.
So I made a deal with her and told her she can eat whenever she's hungry but she still has to sit down at the table with me at mealtime.
We have been doing this for 10 days now and she sits at the table with me as agreed but she eats some breakfast and some dinner (very small amounts). Then she says she's not hungry. I don't want her to lose weight because she's already a little skinnier than she should be.
What else can I do?
Give her vitamins. Set a good example by eating a variety of healthy foods. Go to google and type in superfoods for ideas of new healthy foods. If she sees you trying new foods it can help. I think it's great idea she is sitting with you while you eat.
Answer by Gailll at 1:03 PM on Aug. 29, 2010
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Answer by lilmoosesmom at 12:57 PM on Aug. 29, 2010
Make her a shelf in the fridge and a shelf in the food cabinet and keep foods she will eat on her shelves. Take her shopping and let her pick out foods. Encourage healthier choices and forbid only really unhealty choices. For example if she wants candy a chocolate bar with nuts is a healthier choice (if possible). Let her eat between meals. Encourage her to try some new things. Take her to buffets and make it fun and she may try some new things. My grandson loves buffets. Don't make rules like desert last. My grandson usually wants ice cream before he is done eating. We started letting him have it and he almost always eats the ice cream and then a whole big stalk of brocolli. I don't know why he likes brocolli after ice cream. He is 23 mo.
Answer by Gailll at 12:59 PM on Aug. 29, 2010
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