How to get my kid to eat everything


Follow a healthy and balanced diet that includes fresh foods and rich in essential nutrients to maintain a good state of health. However, in the case of children, following this recommendation can become a big problem.

Reluctant to unattractive or familiar flavors, fruits and vegetables are often their "big enemies", in fact there are children who can refuse almost any food group. However, following a series of recommendations that we will give you below, we can introduce healthy foods more easily and without involving any trauma for the little ones.

Let them participate in the kitchen

Letting children participate in the preparation of a dish following a simple recipe is the best way to get them to feel attracted to the possibility of testing it to verify the result.

The simple fact of seeing raw foods, checking the different possibilities in which they can be cooked and combined with other foods, manipulating them, and even smelling them is a way of making them feel integrated with the world of cooking. In addition to making the purchase with children, it is a good strategy to check the wide variety of foods of all kinds with which they can experiment.

Celebrating the dishes prepared by the children will help them to continue innovating and introducing new foods that will make their diet much healthier and more varied.

Avoid eating between meals

One of the keys to make children try new foods, is to avoid that they eat between meals as this will make them arrive sated at the time of the main meal, and therefore they will be much more reluctant to try new foods or eat that dish how little they like it

In the event that the child is hungry between meals it is preferable to offer a healthy snack away from industrial pastries, chips or sweets. It is preferable that you eat a piece of fruit, cereal bars or carrot sticks because it will take away your hunger at the moment and also provide them with very healthy nutrients.

Make each dish a fun presentation

It is said that many times the food "enters through the eyes", and in the case of children this statement can not lead to better results. Maybe a vegetable dish is not very striking, but if we manage to transform it into a funny face, your favorite animal or a character that you like, surely the dish will be much more attractive.

Playing with the colors of the food, its shape and its combination to create a colorful and cheerful dish will cause children to dare to try it and make lunch time a much more fun time.

Introduce new foods in your favorite dishes

One of the problems that most children experience when it comes to feeding, is that they get used to a limited number of dishes that usually correspond to pizza, or hamburger among others. Dishes that are characterized by intense and pleasant flavors but not as healthy as you would expect.

The best way to introduce other types of food is to transform your favorite dishes into the same dish but with other types of condiments, accompaniments and flavors. A pizza will not stop being if we include in it vegetables like spinach or tomato and a hamburger in which we introduce more vegetables will be an excellent, healthier and balanced dish that will help children to continue eating their favorite food with new ingredients

Prevent you from feeling observed

It is a very frequent error on the part of parents or elders who sit at the table with the child, maintaining an attitude of constant attention and observation towards the way they eat, or the time they spend doing it. This will only make the child's rejection of the new food worse or of those foods for which he is more reluctant because he will feel pressured.

The best way to act is to show a natural and relaxed attitude at the table, facilitating a pleasant conversation without focusing on the child. In this way it is easier to taste the food since you will experience a feeling of relaxation and tranquility to feel integrated into the group.

Offer new foods in small quantities

Since children are very young, it is essential to create a good habit of meals to offer new foods little by little and in small quantities, without forcing the child and without creating a traumatic situation towards food. The normal thing is that from the beginning the child shows symptoms of rejection towards the unknown reason why it is fundamental to let a time of adaptation pass so that the new foods become habitual.

Accompanying a dish that is your preference with a small amount of new foods will gradually promote your curiosity to try it and its subsequent acceptance.

Since children are very young, it is essential to create a good habit of meals to offer new foods little by little and in small quantities, without forcing the child and without creating a traumatic situation towards food. The normal thing is that from the beginning the child shows symptoms of rejection towards the unknown reason why it is fundamental to let a time of adaptation pass so that the new foods become habitual.

Accompanying a dish that is your preference with a small amount of new foods will gradually promote your curiosity to try it and its subsequent acceptance.

Become an example for them

It is a firmly established belief that children learn from very young by imitation and it is better for adults to become their mirror to begin to acquire good eating habits from the beginning.

It is convenient that the adults who live with the children maintain a healthy lifestyle and give the children the example of following a healthy, healthy and balanced diet at each meal. In this way they will learn to feed themselves in a varied way in the company of the elderly.

Following a good diet since childhood is the best way to gradually create a healthy habit that in combination with the practice of daily exercise will strengthen the health and vitality of children.

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Always use foods of organic origin, since they are the most healthy due to the absence of fertilizers.
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