hi im scared because my 4yr old wont eat anything at all she only eats junk morning noon and night and the worst part about it is her father gives it to her and she wont eat a plate of food never i dont know what to do please help thanks


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Kristin - posted on 10/26/2012




My son was and is a very picky eater so I allowed him one small treat after he ate all his meals and we made it a game to try new things. I also found lots of recipes on how to hide foods so they get the appropriate servings of fruits and veggies and he is also on flintstones one a day for picky eaters vitamins. With my son if the treats and junk is not an option he will eat good meals. Kids will not starve themselves and will eat what is put in front of them sooner or later. My son went to bed hungry many a night because he would not eat supper and if he doesnt eat he gets nothing at all until breakfast the next day. Talk to your hubby get him on the same page as you and implenment healthier eating for all of you as a family.

Sherry - posted on 10/26/2012




agreed, get the junk out of the house and tell hubby that he is doing your daughter no good by allowing her to eat the junk.

quite often my daughter will come home from daycare and say she is hungry when it's still an hour til supper time. i always say 'go eat a banana', which are always readily available on the kitchen counter. when i get the 'i'm actually not hungry' response i know she just wanted a bit of junk instead, lol, and i don't make that option available to her. she does have a 'treat section' in the fridge that i don't need to monitor or control at all, she does that on her own, and knows that the treats can only be had if her healthy meal is eaten first. we have chocolates still sitting in the treat section of our fridge from last christmas! and she says i'm not allowed to eat them :( lol.

Amanda - posted on 10/25/2012




Remove the junk from the house so it's not an option and have a serious talk with her father.

The odd treat every now and then is fine, 3 meals a day is not.

There is also the option of making a healthy version of her favourite foods. Homemade nuggets and chips arre really easy and just cook them in the oven instead of frying them.

The same with burgers, and you can also hide veggies in them and cook them under the grill or on the BBQ.

My kids love ice blocks. I make my own with freshly squeezed fruit juice.

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