Nutritional care for anorexia children

Anorexia in children is a condition in which children lose or reduce their appetite, so they do not receive enough food according to the body's needs. Prolonged anorexia can affect the growth of children. Therefore, taking care of an anorexic child is a headache for parents. Here are a few tips that can help improve your child's anorexia

Prepare Food

Change the food for the child every day, give the child a variety of foods. Feed the child the food he likes;

Give children a balanced diet of different types of food, do not give them too much starch or too much meat and fish. Change the way of processing so that children can eat deliciously; Decorate and prepare beautiful, colorful, and flavorful dishes;

Prepare some small, soft, eye-catching foods that your child can hold and feed himself.

How to feed children

Give your child several meals a day and alternate snacks. If the child refuses to eat a new food, do not force the child to try again at another time;

Do not let children eat snacks such as cakes, candies, soft drinks... before meals because it will make them lose their hunger and appetite, makes them refuse to eat other nutritious foods;

Feed the child when he or she is hungry. When children refuse to eat, they should not force them to eat but wait until they feel hungry, want to eat and ask to eat, then feed them;

Eating time should be limited to about 20-30 minutes. After a meal, do not let the child contact food, so that the child will not be anorexic in the next meal;

Let the child move, play or bathe before eating so that the child feels hungry;

Let your child eat with you, with the family. Parents eat their child's food or offer their own food if appropriate to encourage the child to eat. Praise delicious food, praise children, encourage children to be confident and enjoy when eating;

Children should be fed by themselves, holding food to eat and supporting children while eating;

Do not use appetite stimulants for children with anorexia, vitamin and mineral supplements can be added if the quality of children's meals is not guaranteed;

When children grow well, there is no need for children to use nutritional supplements because these products cannot replace reasonable eating and drinking practices.

Source: Tu Du Hospital