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Is Your Child "Stuck" on a Food?

Is Your Child

If your child keeps asking for the same food meal after meal, the child is on a "food jag," common especially in the toddler years.

Though generally not harmful to kids, food jags can be frustrating to parents trying to promote a varied menu. It's OK to offer the same foods again and again, just include other foods alongside to encourage variety. Most "monotonous diners" soon tire of eating the same food so often.

If your child rejects whole categories of food for more than 2 weeks, talk to your child's doctor or a registered dietitian.

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  • Cook healthy

    Involve your child in the cutting, mixing and preparation of all meals. Even a snack can be healthy.

  • Eat right

    Sit down together as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day's experiences with one another.

  • Shop smart

    To encourage a healthy lifestyle, get your children involved in selecting the food that will appear at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.


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