My youngest son was a picky eater as a child. I felt so inadequate at times being a single mom and broke. I did everything I could to feed my kids right. I took advantage of every program available to me that would put food on the table for my children. But no matter what I tried, I just could hardly ever get him to eat.
As I found things that he liked I made sure that was a part of his diet often. This helped some, but he was tiny and the doctor and I were worried. One night, I’ll never forget… I made spaghetti for the fist time in a long time. He must have been starving and really liked it because at the age of 4 he ate 4 plates of it! HE WANTED MORE! I looked at his belly and I thought it was going to burst! Something in that spaghetti worked. To this day, I don’t know why he chose that.
I tried everything with this kid. Finally I was able to “hide” enough nutrients in the things that he did like to get him healthy and he grew up to be a healthy strong man. Then he had a son.
I don’t know if it’s something in the genes or what… but I bet you can guess. Yup… same exact thing. My grand son is 6 years old and tiny. We are a bit concerned about his eating habits. Oh he has no problem eating sweets! Not at all. It’s anything nutritious that you put in front of him that he seems to reject. So I just found out that the program I’m on for weight loss can actually benefit kids like this as well! The meal replacement (some of which taste like candy bars ,milkshakes and cheese puffs) can be given to kids as healthy snacks! They are packed with protein and vitamins that will sustain a positive and even energy in kids instead of giving them a spike in their insulin levels, hyping them out and making them crash hard and causing them to be cranky!
I’m so excited to have found this out and definitely will be getting with Mom and Dad to try it with him. Stay tuned for the update!
- Vive le Peanut Butter: Travelling with a Picky Eater (alloverthemap.net)
- Nutrition for the Cancer Patient (brighthub.com)
- Child Obesity (fitnesstipsforlife.com)
- Food: Learn how not to raise picky eaters (boston.com)