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How can I get my child to eat more meat?

My daughter will eat chicken and veggies but she really won't touch beef or pork, and I really wish I knew what to do.

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Asked by kiraray822 at 10:13 PM on Jan. 26, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • She can get all the nutrients she needs without meat. In fact, she may very well be BETTER off without the beef and pork. Meat-eating is linked to all kinds of lifestyle diseases. So go ahead and give her all the fruits, veggies, nuts, and grains she wants, and don't stress about the meant! :)

    Answer by Adelicious at 10:21 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • P.S. If you do some research on the internet, you will find that vegetarians live longer lives and incur fewer diseases. In fact, many high-performing athletes are vegetarian!

    Answer by Adelicious at 10:22 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • Give her nuts and beans as protein instead.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:23 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • If I let DD help me cook whatever it is that she says she doesn't like, she is more inclined to eat it.

    Answer by BansheeQueen at 10:25 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • I agree she doesn't need meat why make her eat it?

    Answer by daisysrdeadly at 10:31 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • My daughter is fifteen, and has never eaten dead animals. Why do you think that your child needs to?

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:40 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • If you send me a message offlist, I will be happy to forward you information on raising healthy vegetarian kids, along with recipes that are healthy, tasty, simple, family and budget friendly.

    Let your child lead you down a path to better health!

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:22 AM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • My 3.5 yr old is the same way but she wont even touch chicken. She tells everyone that she hates meat. I monitor her foods closely. Greek Yogurt with fresh berries every morning for breakfast (great protein)...quiona at lunch or for snack each day. I no longer eat red meat myself anymore. I do occasionally make turkey tacos and she will eat them with tons of radishes and bell peppers on it. Good luck to ya.

    Answer by texasgurl33 at 1:51 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

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