Are you trying to maximise nutrition in a fussy eater?
Many children go through a fussy eating stage, don’t panic it will pass!
Try to decipher what is putting your child off. For example some children find certain textures a problem, for others the idea of eating food mixed together that puts them off. It could be that they don’t want to touch sticky foods with their hands, or they get bored sitting still for a long time. For some young children it’s just about control and gaining independence.
Try the following tips;
- Don’t give up! Continue to offer your child healthy food options.
- Encourage your child to try new foods, and praise them when they do – even if they don’t likeit.
- Eat with your child or as a family as often as you can.
- Offer raw vegetables instead if cooked as they can be more appealing to children.
- Allow your child to help prepare food with you.
Often boosting nutrition can help a fussy eater to develop more of an appetite. Health for Life has lots of choices for ensuring fussy eaters get adequate nutrition. We stock powders that can be added to smoothies, jellies that can be gobbled and liquids that can be slurped.
Come in and see us for the right boost to tempt your fussy eater!
The Wonderful Whaiora Range
You will find Whaiora as part of the range in all out stores.
We’ve drawn nourishment from Papatuanuku (earth mother) from the beginning of time, and we know that to take care of ourselves we must also take care of our whenua (land).
Three delicious smoothie blends have been created — Berry, Gold and Green. They offer balanced nutrition across all food groups — fruits, vegetables, oats, milk and honey. But the journey doesn’t stop there, we’ve got more than a few ideas on how we can make it easy to get the goodness in.
Talk to us today.