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Children sometimes don't eat as well as you would like. Some children have a short list of foods they will eat and others simply refuse to try new foods. Read on for quick answers to some common questions about feeding picky eaters.
Children need to see a new food many times before they will actually eat it. Try these tips:
Children can fill up easily if they snack all day.
The amount of grain products like bread and cereal that children need depends on their age. Watch this video to find out how many servings your child needs. When choosing breads and cereals, try these tips.
Avoiding meat is not a concern as long as your child is getting the nutrients she needs from other foods. Foods such as eggs, beans, peas, lentils, nuts, seeds, tofu and fortified meat alternatives like veggie burgers can take the place of meat. Try these tips:
Try these other kid-friendly vegetarian options.
Picky eating in children is very common. If you have other questions or concerns about your child’s picky eating, call an EatRight Ontario Registered Dietitian at 1-877-510-510-2 or send an email.
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