Our expert says:
Firstly, beating a child for not eating will lead to negative associations with food, possibly for the rest of his life and will make the current situation worse. It is your responsibility to put a stop to this immediately. A child will not starve himself, when he is hungry he will eat. This is not uncommon, typically children of this age are so busy with other distractions that eating is of no interest. Try tempt him with foods he enjoys and a good quality nutrition shake. Nestle make a number of nutrition formulas for kids - or ask as your local pharmacy. Rather reward him for eating than punish him for not. Food and eating should be fun.
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