Feeding your child

Fact: When a baby cries there is a reason!

Foods to limit and keep away from you child:

  • Refined sugar and sugar products
  • White flour products
  • Packaged or processed foods (foods that have been altered from original state)
  • Foods that have been fried in hydrogenated oils
  • Dairy products, especially cheese and cow’s milk
  • Red meat
  • Foods to which your child reacts
  • Juice, tea, or soft drinks with added corn syrup, sugar, glucose, or colorings

Fact: Believe it or not, the display and layout of food goes a long way towards any child’s enjoyment of food!

Ways to make your child’s meals more interesting:

  • Use fancy plates, cups, utensils, straws, place mats etc.
  • Have your child stuffed animal, doll, or favorite toy join them for the meal
  • Use a colorful thermos for soups, stews and hot dogs
  • Eat in different places of the house
  • Make interesting shapes out of food (animals, letters, people)
  • Picnics

Fact: We are conditioned to believe that particular foods are healthy and for many of us, they are not!

Healthy food substitutions:

1 cup sugar – 3/4 cup maple syrup, 1 cup date sugar, 2 mashed bananas

1 cup cow’s milk – equal parts almond, rice, coconut or hemp milk

1 Tbsp. all purpose flour: 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch, 1 Tbsp tapioca flour, 1 egg, 1/2 Tbsp rice flour

Baking chocolate: 3 Tbsp carob chips