You want your child to be healthy, and one of the cornerstones of good health is nutrition. If your child is a picky eater, likes to eat junk food, or loves sugary foods and drinks, great nutrition can be difficult to achieve. Your pediatrician can help.
First, let’s look at how many calories your child should consume every day, according to Healthychildren.org:
You should feed your child:
So, what can you do to promote healthy eating habits? These are some excellent ways to help your child eat a healthy diet:
You can also have your child help you cook meals, so your child learns the value of good nutrition. Your child will also feel more invested in eating a meal that he or she has prepared.
Healthy eating and great nutrition are the foundation for excellent health throughout your life. To find out more about promoting healthy eating habits for children, talk with an expert. Call your pediatrician today.
At Franklin Pediatrics, we encourage you to contact us whenever you have a concern or question related to your care. You can reach us at (309) 762-0777.