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Small children tend to go through phases of
picky eating. Try to offer a wide variety of fun, nutritious choices. Don't
force your child to eat.
Don't restrict fat in the diet of children younger than age 2. Most children need whole milk between 1 and 2 years of age. But your doctor may recommend 2% milk if your child is overweight or if there is a family history of obesity, high blood pressure, or heart disease. Over the age of 2, serve fat-free or low-fat milk.
To increase the enjoyment and
acceptance of nutritious snacks, let your child help prepare them. Here are
a few creative snack ideas:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - PediatricsKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
Current as ofJanuary 23, 2015
Current as of:
January 23, 2015
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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