Having trouble getting your kids to eat? It’s common for kids to be picky and, as long as they meet nutritional guidelines within a week, there’s no need to worry about when they eat and what.
The Mayo Clinic suggests the following:
- Respect your children’s hunger, or lack thereof. If they’re not hungry, don’t force them to eat.
- Be careful not to give them snacks or juice an hour before a meal. They’re more likely to eat if they’re hungry.
- Don’t force your children to clean their plates. Let them eat until they’re full.
- Set a good example. If your kids see you eating a variety of healthy foods, they’re more likely to follow your lead.
It can be tough to recognize allergy problems in kids since many may seem similar to other conditions.
If you suspect your child may be experiencing adverse reactions to common triggers such as dust, fungus, foods, animals or latex, check out the American Academy of Pediatrics’ “Guide to Your Child’s Allergies and Asthma” to help identify symptom patterns in your child.
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