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nutrition and food problems at dinner time :(

Posted by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 8:19 PM
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 ok my daughter is 3 years old and when she was little she would eat anything we gave her. now she will eat fish very seldomly and other than that it is just chicken nuggets and french fries. it is getting to where she wont eat much at all- all day long. and when she does she complains about her stomach hurting and im thinking it is the grease. well the other night i fixed her chicken and french fries and not long after she started eating she got sick and threw up. as i cleaned her up i explained it was the chicken making her sick and told her she needed to start eating something else and seh agreed and went to bed. the next morning she got up and ate what i gave her and didnt say anything lunch the same and dinner the same. breakfast came around again and when it did she ate very little and started saying her belly hurt well she are a little lunch (2 fish sticks and a small and full of french fries *i didnt cook it she was with her gma*) and at supper she said she would eat what my husband and i were eating and when it came time she sat down and i finally fought with her long enough to try a bite and she liked it so i left her with her plate after a while she started cryin and said her belly hurt and after fighting with her for 20-30 minutes i finally left her to cry it out on her own.  After a while she called me and said she was a big girl and finally asked for her plate i gave it to her to eat and walked into the other room and after bout 5 or 10 mins she asked for me and as i walked in the room she said she was too sleepy to eat and so i let her go to bed **NOT GOING TO GIVE IN! **im trying to have her eat  what we do so we dont have to cook different meals. was a wrong for  this? what do i do to try and get her to eat meals? am i wrong for wanting her to eat other things?

am i the only mother with this problem? if not teach me secrets! 

PLEASE HELP! IM AT MY WITS(sp?) END!!!!

by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 8:19 PM
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jltplk25
by Gold Member on Mar. 4, 2012 at 8:25 PM
It's perfectly normal and something that she will eventually grow out of. Food is one of the few things she can control.

Instead of cooking separate meals, incorporate at least one thing that you know she will eat. Have her help cook the food, plan meals, set the table, etc. Feeling included might help some.
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Pammi86
by Pamela on Mar. 4, 2012 at 8:59 PM
I think your doing the right thing.
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Marilyn4335
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 9:00 PM
Quoting jltplk25:

It's perfectly normal and something that she will eventually grow out of. Food is one of the few things she can control.

Instead of cooking separate meals, incorporate at least one thing that you know she will eat. Have her help cook the food, plan meals, set the table, etc. Feeling included might help some.


Katalina650
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Do not fight about food.  Make only healthy stuff, serve it family style and let her make healthy choices.  Get rid of the french fries and fried food.

 

l.townsend2151
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 9:25 PM

 im trying to get rid of the fried foods....its very seldom i cook fried foods. so im trying to get her to eat more healthy and she is fighting me to do it. when i try to get her to help she will for a minute and run off and if i get her to try n sample it with me while im cooking she starts crying!

Vikki77
by Member on Mar. 4, 2012 at 9:26 PM
You're not wrong. She should be eating healthier. And if that is all you provide then she will eat it. It may take her a little while to realize that you won't give in, but that's fine, too. She will not starve herself to death. :) good luck to you
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goddess99
by Michelle on Mar. 5, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Assuming there's nothing medically wrong with her. I would continue to encourage her to eat and try the foods you are eating. I've been through this too. I was so sick of making 2 meals ugh. But I know there are things my dd won't eat so I try to just add more to the meal plan to make up for that. Like instead of just having 1 veggie I always make 2 and I always make buns or rolls, just so theres more to eat, kwim...

3brown1blue
by on Mar. 5, 2012 at 10:45 AM
This...

Quoting Katalina650:

Do not fight about food.  Make only healthy stuff, serve it family style and let her make healthy choices.  Get rid of the french fries and fried food.


 

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delanna6two
by Platinum Member on Mar. 5, 2012 at 10:49 AM

They kind of go through stages with their eating sometimes.  My youngest is 5 and sometimes I may have to give her something different.  She will always eat pb&j, ramen noodles, cheese toast, eggs...so I sub with those things if she will not eat. 

3brown1blue
by on Mar. 5, 2012 at 10:56 AM
Chicken nuggets and fries everyday is not seldomly cooked though, as you stated in your post. Eliminate everything fried. Try baked sweet potatoes, baked chicken tenders (sliced chicken breasts) using whole wheat flour and a whole grain crushed cereal and egg , baked carrot slices, etc ... make your own "take out food " that'll cut down unhealthy fats tremendously ... Google sites for healthy fun food options...that's the best you can do...you'll have a better chance finding information out that way...good luck...

Quoting l.townsend2151:

 im trying to get rid of the fried foods....its very seldom i cook fried foods. so im trying to get her to eat more healthy and she is fighting me to do it. when i try to get her to help she will for a minute and run off and if i get her to try n sample it with me while im cooking she starts crying!

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