|How to Improve Your Child's Diet with Baby Food
Posted on 6/8/2020 by OM
|If you are like most parents, you relished the day your child turned up their nose at baby food and started reaching for adult food. Baby food is messy! However, it is full of nutrients which your child needs. When you have a child who is picky about what they eat, you may need to turn to this messy staple once more, as a means to help your child. Consider it giving them a nutritional boost, which could help their overall and their oral health.
What Does Baby Food Have to Do With It?
When your child is not one to go out of his or her way to eat produce, such as the six servings of vegetables they should eat in a day, you may feel at a loss. It can be exhausting to say ™because I said so™ at every meal when they ask why they need to eat certain foods. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, try adding nutrients in their food that they will never see. Adding little jars of baby food into the meal can boost its nutritional content greatly, without altering the flavor. Something as simple as adding a jar of squash to a dinner soup can give them a great boost of nutrition without even being noticed in terms of flavor.
At some point, you can let your child in on the little secret and tell them they actually like some of the foods they otherwise scoff at. However, until then, you have a way of being able to increase how many vitamins and nutrients they get naturally, without the constant meal battles. If you want a few more pointers, call our office. We have worked with kids for quite some time and have a few nutritional tricks up our sleeves.