your child dawdles or eats too slowly, check her serving sizes which
might be too big.
Food Guide provides
suggestions for servings sizes (cut serving sizes in half for preschoolers).
You can also check the timing of snacks - too much food, especially
higher fat snacks, too soon before meals will decrease a child's food
your child doesn't eat enough vegetables or fruit try serving these
foods for snacks with tasty dips.
kids will eat raw vegetables such as carrots, cucumbers and even raw
cauliflower or broccoli. A fruit plate with pieces of banana, cantaloup,
orange slices, kiwi halves or strawberries are easy to eat. Kids will
eat more of these foods before meals when they are hungry and waiting
your child doesn't seem to care about the foods they eat try to involve
her more in meal preparation.
who help with food preparation are proud of their accomplishment and
may be more willing to try their creations and eat more.
tips on helping children eat well contact your local public health
unit and check out the following resources:
Start for Life - online course and resources for parents
and childcare providers (Dietitians of Canada, 2003).
by Lynn Roblin and Bev Callaghan (Macmillan, 1996).
Food for Kids ages 2 to 6 by Joanne Saab, RD and Daina
Kalnins RD, Hospital for Sick Children (Robert Rose 2002)
of Mine - Feeding with Love and Good Sense by Ellyn Satter (Bull
Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family by Ellyn Satter (Keley
Meals without Squeals: Child Care Feeding Guide and Cookbook
by Christine Berman with Jacki Fromer (Bull Publishing, 1997).
How to Get Your Kid to Eat...But Not Too Much by Ellyn Satter
(Bull Publishing, 1987).