Helping Children make good food choices.

Helping Children make good food choices.

Often, Mothers make things worse for the kids, If a child snacks too much, they may nag, ‘you’ve got to stop eating this way! you’re going to be bigger than a house.’

Will this statement help the child snack less? Definitely not. It will make the child feel more anxious and self-conscious.
There is a better way when you child is rummaging for a snack, you might say, ‘It looks like you feel hungry or bored.’ This lets the child put his feelings into words. ‘Yeah. I’m hungry.’
Help your child think about sensible eating. “Well lets talk to your stomach. What do you think your stomach might like to eat that will make you feel better?” For the child who thinks a dozen cookies is the answer, you can reply, “Hmmm. Have you ever eaten a dozen cookies before? How did you feel?” Every step of the way we can help children notice what their bodies are telling them.

Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India.She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows.She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore.Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

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