how to increase diet of my 2 year old girl
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Julie - posted on 11/08/2012
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, toddlers need only about 1,000 calories per day. Or about 40 calories per inch of height each day.
GRAINS: oats, cereal, bread, rice or pasta. three servings of grains each day. One serving counts as an ounce. An ounce serving is equal to a slice of bread or a half-cup of rice or pasta.
FRUIT: one cup a day. A cup of fruit counts as a cup of canned fruit or a piece of fruit.
VEGETABLE: one cup per day. One cup of cooked or raw vegetables
DAIRY: one cup of milk, eight ounces of yogurt, or 1.5 oz. of cheese.
PROTEIN: two servings of protein per day. A serving is one ounce equivalent of meat, egg, legumes, nuts or seeds.
Hope this helps. Take her to the Pediatrician as well for a wellness check up.
Deepti - posted on 07/23/2013
My daughter also looks thin and wants to be fed by me. my doctor says if she is active and has no health issues then kindly ignore and do not make comparisons.
each child is unique and has different habits and tastes. as a mother we need to start new dishes to check the liking of the child. normally a colorful dish attracts kids. therefore, all we need is some creativity and tact to attract the child to eat better and diverse foods. all the best!!
Natalie - posted on 12/14/2012
I think you need to increase the healthy calories on the food she takes. She may not take larger amount of food. My oldest daughter, 9 yr. old still eats very small amounts and she is happy if I don't give her any food at all! She is normal weight and taller than her friends. What I do is that I give her meat, eggs, or yoghurt for her to have the protein she needs, also the rest would be fruit of her choice. Since she eats very little, I don't give her carbs and absolutely no sugar except honey is OK. Don't give her any junk food. You'll see that with age, her appetite will improve.
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