If the child’s poor appetite is not caused by other diseases, Yu Rensheng Chinese Medicine Clinic and Eu Yan Sang Chinese Medicine Health Management Clinic Dr. Guo Yiyan suggested that parents can improve their appetite by improving their eating habits:
■ Give your child a balanced diet and try to include the following food groups:
● Starch (carbohydrate): bread, noodles, rice, cereal, other cereals.
● Vegetables and fruits.
● Lean meat and protein-rich foods: meat, fish, eggs, tofu, beans.
● Dairy products: milk, cheese, yogurt.
■ If the child does not like to eat certain foods, do not force him to eat:
■ When eating, avoid letting your child watch mobile phones, TV or toys, and let the children focus on eating.
remind! While providing a good eating environment, parents should be careful not to pay too much attention to the child’s situation, so as not to cause the child’s depression and affect the appetite.
Choose a good snack to supplement your child’s consumption
In addition, the child is in the stage of growth and development, coupled with the large consumption of activities, may feel hungry between meals, parents can give children snacks. But choose good snacks, try to choose nuts, milk, fruits, etc., and eat less fried, too high sugar food. Foods that are fried and have high sugar content can increase the burden on the spleen and stomach and cause indigestion. Of course, the number of snacks should not be too large. Make sure that the child’s energy source is mainly three meals a day.