Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Loli | 2012-10-31


no veggies &  Fruits

Hello, My 5 yr old girl doesnt like fruits and veggies. what suppliments can i give her?

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Posted by: Purple | 2012-10-31

A multivitamin may help but its not a solution.

Have you tried fruit smoothies? even if you add some peanut butter or even a square of chocolate that may help.

Will she eat pumpkin fritters? Do you finely grate carrot into spaghetti bolognaise? Do you liquidise veggies as a sauce over pasta? Will she eat watermelon balls with ice cream? Have you tried threading fruit onto a skewer as a fruit sosatie? Will she try dried fruits instead? What about raisins and sultanas and dates?

Sometimes it helps just to put a small piece of fruit or veg on her plate at each meal and not say a word about it, usually after about ten times of seeing the same fruit or veg most children will tentatively take a bite. Don''t say a word, just carry on offering it.

Tinned fruiti s not ideal, but due to its extreme sweetness may be a bit of a help too, just don''t serve the syrup and put it over a small amount of ice cream or with some ideal milk. Its not great as a solution but it might tempt her to start trying fruit.

Would she take part in dipping strawberries or kiwis or oranges into melted chocolate and eating them on toothpicks? Sometimes fun that isn''t a part of a meal is a good start.

It might be a good idea to see a dietician, friends of mine who have sought help with children''s eating problems from dieticians seem to have been given loads of excellent tips.

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