weight of child

Yolanda - posted on 05/07/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )




Wondering what would be a good healthy diet or eating habits I can have my 9 yr old doing...


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I would say just ensure that they are eating a balanced diet full of fruits and veggies, lean meats, whole grains and dairy. Also, try and limit fried and sugary foods and drinks and to encourage drinking lots of water.

Cecilia - posted on 05/07/2013




hmm well trying to start a healthy diet at 9 is a bit tougher. If you give examples of what she does eat then we can give alternative foods we can suggest. If nothing else in a few years her tastebuds will change a bit and will be more willing to try new foods. I found that my kids (right around the age of 11 or 12) were very adventurous when it came to food. They would try almost anything i offered them, including raw sushi.

Other than than do not fry anything (even frenchfries can be baked) always have veggies on their plate. Adding cheese to veggies isn't the end of the world. Yes they had cheese but they also get the goodness that is in the veggies.


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