Pediatric Nutrition Services
Your child’s eating habits set a foundation for future health.
As a parent, you’re concerned about your child’s eating habits. You know that a child’s health, height and mental development along with social progress are all effected by diet during these critical years of growth. You also know to ensure kids are getting vital nutrients, it’s important that they eat a variety of foods in the proper amounts.
Are you a parent who is –
- Worried that your child weighs either too much or too little?
- Tired of meal time battles over eating vegetables because you’re worried that your child’s diet is missing essential nutrients?
- Wondering if your teenager’s diet is healthy because she’s decided to follow a vegetarian diet?
Stop Anxiety Over Your Child’s Eating Habits
You’re not alone. Concerns about a child’s diet are a common cause of parent anxiety. You see that your child is not as tall as your friends’ children and comments from your own family are making you question if your child’s nutrition is adequate. This is a great time to examine your child’s eating habits.
Wouldn’t it be a relief –
- To know that your child’s weight is appropriate, or if not, to have a plan to get on track?
- To enjoy peaceful meals with the children eating a variety of nourishing food?
- To understand that your child’s diet may be quirky but still providing essential nourishment?
You Can Seat a Child at the Table but You Can’t Make Them Eat
There’s a fine line between encouraging your child to have a healthy diet and forcing the issue. Deborah’s experience working with families and feeding issues has shown her that children have the upper hand in this battle. You can seat a child at the table but you can’t make them eat according to your wishes. Whether your child’s issue is eating too much or too little, Deborah can help you develop strategies to get your child to be a healthy eater. Click here to learn more about Deborah.
Your Child Learns to Eat from You
As a parent, you are your child’s first and most influential teacher. You need to be a good role model for healthy eating and active living for your child. Do your children see you eat vegetables, try new foods and resist eating to relieve stress? You may need to make changes in your own eating habits before you can help your child.
Learn more about our Pediatric Nutrition Services.
Phone: (703) 201 - 1184