It seems to be almost inevitable. That infant that seemed to be keen on nonstop feedings ages into toddlerhood and beyond, suddenly recognizing that those taste buds = power. Mom and dad can be so desperate for their child to eat *something* that they may find that important vitamins and minerals fell by the wayside.
At some point or another, many parents share a concern that their little one may not be getting enough to eat... or maybe not enough of the right balance of foods! Do you have a toddler that pushes everything but cereal away? Perhaps you have a preschooler that insists they only want to eat a cheese sandwich... for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Maybe your 7 year old absolutely REFUSES to eat fruits - ever!
Whatever your child's personal quirk, the bottom line is that food pyramid you wish to aim for has toppled to look more like a flat pancake. What ways do you employ to try to insure your child gets the nutrition he/she needs? Share your secrets or ask for advice if you have a tough "nut" to crack (literally!)
We'll be pulling some of our favorite tips into an upcoming article! Feel free to email me your ideas as well!
My DD is a ridiculously picky eater! All she wants is little snacks! She won't eat an entire meal... ever! She eats like a bird (although her weight is perfect with her age), so to make sure she gets some nutrients, I make sure that she has gummy vitamins every day and I also started her drinking those Breakfast Essentials shakes and telling her that it's chocolate milk! They're packed with vitamins and minerals!