Thursday, April 23, 2009

How to Get Picky Eaters to Eat Healthy Foods?

Summer vacation begins. I hope all of you enjoying your holidays. Enjoy.

Today we’re going to see How to Get Children to Eat Healthy Foods? If you’ve children, you can enjoy this post, I hope ;)

When you have children, one of the biggest challenges is making sure that your child eats all of the food that he or she needs to grow in a healthy way.

Healthy eating is important from birth! If your child does not get the right nutrients in his or her food, it is possible that his or her growth will be stunted or that he or she will become ill.

However, if you have a child, then you also know that getting your young one to eat healthy foods is many times met with resistance. While it is easy to get a child to enjoy chocolate or cake is another issue!

Today, I’m giving some tricks and tips to helping your child get all the nutrients he or she needs.

Tips for mothers:

  • Allow your children to help you in the kitchen:

A great way to teach your children new skills as well as get them to eat healthy food is to get them to help you in the kitchen. This is summer vacation. All schools and colleges are closed this year. Ask your children to help in cooking.

Children as young as three and four love to help with simply things like stirring and pouring, while older children can learn to crack eggs, measure ingredients, and teens can even help to cut vegetables and cook entire meals.

When a child sees what is going into food, he or she will be more likely to eat it. Children also will be more likely to eat foods that they help to cook because they are proud of their accomplishments.

  • Another great way to get a child to eat healthy foods is to look for kid-friendly options.

For example, if your child is not getting enough dairy foods, low-fat string cheese is a healthy snack option that is also very fun to eat! You can also find crackers that come in kid-friendly shapes and finger foods.

Vitamin Supplements:

If you are extremely worried about your child getting enough of the proper nutrients he or she needs for daily life, you can also find vitamin supplements to help your child’s diet.

A number of brands makes vitamins that come in fun shapes and sizes so that you can convince your child to take them.

There are also powered drinks and other enriched foods you can give to your child in order to make sure they get all of the nutrients they need.

You need to make sure that your child is staying safe and healthy, no matter how picky they may be. If your child refuses to eat a specific food, he or she probably simply does not like that food, and you should provide another choice.

However, if your child is refusing most foods, you must be firm about eating nutritious foods. Talk to your pediatrician in order to find out proportions and types of foods that your child should be eating.

Use these tips, your child will be healthy. Enjoy this summer with your kids.


  1. Hey :) 1st follower :)

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  2. Hi,

    Thanks for your visit and comment. Adding 1000 calories daily !!!. I'll consult the doctor and comment it in your blog.

    Welcome my 1st follower.


  3. Hey Rose, Nice Blog.. Xlent informations. Great work.

    A lot to read...




  4. Hi,

    Thanks for your visit and comment.

  5. Hi Rose, thanks for visited my blog.
    Your is very informative and I'll take your advise on child vitamine supplement. All the best and keep eating healthy!!!, keep in touch.

  6. Hi,

    Thanks for your visit and comment.
    You've got a nice blog.

  7. Very interesting. Very useful.
    Nice blog.

  8. Hi,
    Thanks for your visit and comment.

  9. Great bunch of tips! Definitely nowadays children are more interested in fast food consequently they are not getting the proper diet. If the children are not taking appropriate diet, it’s a good idea to consider children's vitamins. However children's vitamins can't take the place of a well-balanced diet, still they provide some sort of a safety diet assuring that children are getting the proper vitamins everyday.

  10. Hi,

    Thank You Very Much for sharing this informative helpful article here.

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