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General Nutritional Information

  • Using the MyPlate plan can help guide your child’s dietary needs

  • Half of the plate should be fruits (whole fruits) and vegetables

  • At least half of your grains should be whole grains

  • Protein can vary for example, chicken, beans, fish, etc.

  • Dairy should be low fat or fat free

  • Beverages should have less added sugars, saturated fats, and sodium (water or whole fruit juices)

  • Making sure that your child’s dietary needs are met is important for their overall growth and development. This is their energy needed for everyday activities as well as their hydration. Ensuring that your child has a healthy diet is important in decreasing the risk of comorbidities later in life such as heart disease or diabetes.

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I       Is your child a picky eater?
Picky eating is normal but a problem eater is of concern.

Problem Feeder: A child who eats fewer than twenty foods, drops food without adding others, eats different foods than the rest of the family, avoids entire food groups (like meat and vegetables), or becomes upset around new foods is often labeled a problem feeder.

Start with a food journal. Keep a record of the foods your child eats for 3 days. Be detailed. Record all food,the flavor of the foods and how much he or she eats. 
Discuss with your child's doctor.
Request referral for specialized therapy services. 


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