- All children are different. How much food one child eats differs from the amount another child eats. Also, the amount of food your child eats can vary from day to day.
- Sometimes children are very hungry or not hungry at al
l. This is normal.
- As a parent, it is your job to decide what to offer as food. Your child’s job is to decide if they want to eat and how much to eat.
- Allow them to listen to their appetite rather than enforcing them to eat.
- Give regular meals, snacks and drinks
- Routine is very important for children. It helps them to stay healthy.
- Let your child sit at the table for meals and snacks without TV or toys. This will help your child focus on their meal and better recognize when they are full or still hungry. Also, this introduces your child to the idea that it is important to share meal time together at the table.
- Meals should include 4 or 5 food groups, veggies, fruits, proteins, carbs, and dairy , Snacks should include 2 food groups.
- Be a good role model. When you eat well, your child will too.