A child not finishing his food is a major concern for moms aiming to provide proper nutrition for kids. If you have a distracted eater type of child, you know that his attention to food—or lack, thereof—makes achieving your goal more challenging. To help you stay on track of your goal, check if you could be making these mistakes:
Mistake #1 – Not following a mealtime schedule
Whether or not you think your child eats enough in a meal, following a schedule can assure you that he gets a steady flow of nutrients in his body. Follow the breakfast, lunch, and dinner schedule, plus two to three small snacks in between each meal. With this daily schedule, you can successfully provide proper nutrition for kids in your home.
Mistake #2 – Serving too much at every meal
You may not notice it, but you could be serving your little one an adult-size portion and then worry that he can't finish it. A guide in providing proper nutrition for kids at mealtime is 1:1—that is, 1 tablespoon from each food group for every birthday the child has had. That means a four-year-old would have four tablespoons of fruit, four tablespoons of rice, and four tablespoons worth of chicken in a meal.
Mistake #3 – Ignoring the needs of the tummy
Providing proper nutrition for kids includes teaching them to listen to their stomach. If his tummy feels full, train your child to stop eating. If it is still growling, allow your child to eat more. Also, portion and limit your child's snack intake to make sure he is not too full for the next meal.
To further aid you in providing the proper nutrition for kids, remember to serve Lactum 3+ or 6+ with your child's meals. Lactum helps provide 100% nourishment as it has the essential nutrients from food groups of the food pyramid. Para ikaw mommy, 100% panatag!
*with 3 balanced meals a day