You could use Food Pyramid as a guide to assess your child’s nutrient intake on a daily basis. Plan your child’s diet by including a variety of food items from different categories.
A simple exercise like measuring height as well as weighing your child at regular intervals can help you and your family doctor to assess your child’s overall health. The Ideal Height-Weight chart allows you and your doctor to keep track of your child's growth & development over time and take any necessary precautions in case of any problems.
Instead of force feeding, try to bring discipline into your child’s routine, meal times, eating habits, etc. Have intervals in between the meals that the child eats. Time gap between main and mid meal should be about 3 hours. In case your child refuses to eat or has taken only few bites let it be. Wait to serve till the next mealtime. This will help your child to recognize hunger and the need to eat. It will also encourage them to respect food.
Some children will take time to develop the ability to chew. It can also happen due to some dental problems. Encourage your child to drink milk using a cup or mug. Give small pieces of crunchy vegetables/ fruits to develop the chewing ability.
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