If you are looking for solutions to feeding a picky eater in preschool, the following tips will help you in providing snacks and meals that are nutritious and that your young children will love. Keep in mind that when you are choosing foods for your preschool child, you will have to be mindful of teeth sensitivity as they are growing.
As an essential part to the day, you’ll want to have foods that your child enjoys to get the day off to a good start. Try these ideas with your child and when you find the ones that work best, stick with them. These food choices will provide your child with the carbohydrates needed for a busy morning.
- French toast
- Frozen waffles
- Scrambled eggs
- Puffed rice cereal
- Peanut butter or almond butter toast
Lunch should include some fruits and vegetables to ensure that your child gets the daily amount needed each day. Choose options that are soft and easy on the teeth. When giving your child berries or soft fruit, offer a variety of choices. You may find that your child enjoys all of them or you may be able to find out which ones not to include.
- Cheese sticks
- Chopped fruit
- Grilled cheese sandwich
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Nut butter and jelly sandwich
- Firm tofu
- Cherry tomatoes
- Sugar snap or snow peas
Nutritious snacks give your child the energy needed to get through to dinner time. Once again offer soft fruits and vegetables. Be sure to check the ingredient label on the cheddar crackers to ensure that you are providing your child with the most nutritious food possible. There are many cracker products available. Some are free of gluten and nuts. If your child has any food sensitivity, these products make good choices for preventing sore tummies.
- Cheddar crackers
- Cottage cheese curds
- Freeze-dried fruits and vegetables
- Hummus with whole wheat pita or carrot and celery sticks
The last meal of the day, dinner is the time to make sure that you have given your child the daily requirements from all of the food groups. Make sure to cook any meat, fowl and fish options properly. When providing your child with a quesadilla or taquito choice, consider making these yourself. This extra step will enable you to offer your child a food option that is free of additives.
- Cooked vegetables
- Frozen pizza bites
- Full-fat yogurt
- Organic peas
- Full-fat yogurt
- Small portions of fish or chicken
If you’re having trouble getting your child to eat cooked vegetables, try a few different toppings, such as a little butter, cheese or ranch dressing.
For more ideas on feeding a picky eater in preschool, call the Heritage Learning Center at 972-782-4462 to speak with a friendly representative today!
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