Kid not eating veg? Blame mum - Singapore Forums by SGClub.com
Singapore Forums by SGClub.com
Sitemap Contact Us FAQ Singapore Forums by SGClub.com
Home Photos Member List Register Mark Forums Read  
Go Back Home > Lifestyle > Love & Relationships > Family Matters » Kid not eating veg? Blame mum

Why aren't you a member of SGClub.com yet??

» Join 130,000+ other members in chatting.
» Make lots of new friends here.
» Keep up-to-date with current events.
» Participate in Club outings.
» Download lots of Free Stuff!

Registration just takes 2mins and is absolutely free so join our community today!

I Want to Choose my Own Personal Nickname Now!


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 19th August 2009, 11:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
Experienced SGClubber
*StarDust* has much to be proud of*StarDust* has much to be proud of*StarDust* has much to be proud of*StarDust* has much to be proud of*StarDust* has much to be proud of*StarDust* has much to be proud of

 
*StarDust*'s Avatar
 
Posts: 67,882
Join Date: Oct 2007
Likes: 408
Liked 349 Times in 307 Posts
Gender:

Kid not eating veg? Blame mum

Kid not eating veg? Blame mum



by June Cheong


'Parents are therefore excellent role models and when they eat their greens, their kids are keen to do so too,' said Ms Lee Hee Hoon, senior manager in Nutrition & Dietetics at Mount Alvernia Hospital.

Ms Ang Bixia, a dietitian at KK Women's And Children's Hospital, added: 'If the child is especially picky, parents can make eating vegetables attractive by cutting them into interesting shapes and serving them with nutritious dips like yogurt or cottage cheese.

'Another trick is to hide the vegetables in sandwiches or add vegetables to foods like meatballs, pizza, spaghetti, fried rice or noodles.'

Parents have an enormous influence over their young child's dietary habits and they should exercise this power to create healthy eating preferences in their child.

Ms Lee said: 'Habits, likes and dislikes are established in the early years.

'Parents' food attitudes are strong predictors of their children's eating habits. Young children do not have the innate ability to choose a balanced, nutritious diet. They develop healthy eating habits only when presented with nutritious foods.'

So if your child is hooked on fast food and clamours for fried chicken when presented with steamed tofu, you know it is because you have not been setting a good example.

You can remedy the situation by setting out healthy eating rules like serving meals at regular times and opting for healthier food options when dining out.

A healthy, well-balanced meal for a child should include foods from the various food groups in the correct proportions.

A child between one and two years old should have two to three servings of foods like rice, noodles or cereal, half to one serving of fruit, half a serving of vegetables, half a serving from the meat and alternatives food group (like fish, meat and eggs) and 750ml of milk per day.

A child between three and six years old needs three to four servings of foods like rice, noodles or cereal, one serving of fruit, one serving of vegetables, one serving from the meat and alternatives food group and 500ml of milk each day.

Parents can introduce solid foods into a child's diet after he reaches six months of age.

Ms Ang said: 'By introducing foods of varying textures and consistencies gradually, your child will learn to bite and chew and this will in turn encourage speech development.'

Asked if supplements are beneficial to children, Ms Lee said: 'Supplements have a role only when the child's diet is deficient in that nutrient.

This may be the case for children with prolonged poor appetite, those who are vegetarian or children with a specific disease and a need for a particular nutrient.

'Supplements are not meant to replace meals,' she said.

Source: http://www.divaasia.com/article/3237

Sponsors:
__________________
"Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth". - 1 John 3:18
*StarDust* is offline  
Add to *StarDust*'s Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 19th August 2009, 11:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
Experienced SGClubber
lovewendy will become famous soon enough

 
lovewendy's Avatar
 
Posts: 4,195
Join Date: Jan 2009
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Gender:

Re: Kid not eating veg? Blame mum

i agree. my colleagues' sons don eat greens because like mothers like sons!

__________________
oh shit, i can't stop smiling!
lovewendy is offline   Add to lovewendy's Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 19th August 2009, 12:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
Experienced SGClubber
ireneyksoh will become famous soon enough

 
ireneyksoh's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,562
Join Date: Jun 2008
Likes: 6
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Gender:

Re: Kid not eating veg? Blame mum

but not really true for me... ..

my mum loves all sort of greens but i only eat selected types... ...

__________________
ireneyksoh is offline   Add to ireneyksoh's Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 19th August 2009, 03:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
Experienced SGClubber
Amulet has a spectacular aura about

 
Amulet's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,041
Join Date: Oct 2008
Likes: 3
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Gender:

Re: Kid not eating veg? Blame mum

i love greens! but my girl only takes root veges and spinach..

__________________
Amulet's BB Blog
Amulet is offline   Add to Amulet's Reputation Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Blame It On The Swine Flu masterboix SGClub Cafe 0 5th June 2009 02:37 PM
Muslims should blame themselves, says Dr M Voodoo Vince International & Singapore News 11 23rd February 2008 01:31 PM
BLAME THE TEACHER? KaLeen International & Singapore News 10 16th October 2007 03:41 AM
Giant Bear vs Kobayashi **eating competition**, Bear Vs World Eating CHAMP** Hanzo Hattori SGClub Cafe 5 25th September 2007 05:12 PM
Blame mum kellytan International & Singapore News 7 17th August 2007 09:46 PM

» Sponsors
Watch Free Movies Online
Celebrity Gossip
Food Delivery

» Facebook Fans
» What's Going On?
Title, Username, & Date
[Hard Truth] 69.9% of Singaporeans are more stupid than dogs and monkeys.
[Poor Health] Karma strikes ex-Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan hard.
Hepatitis E infections surge in Singapore, virus found in raw pork liver: SGH
Christianity and Buddhism have more in common than differences: (moderation and restr
[SG] Wants higher birth rate, but unwilling to fund treatment for childhood mental pr
E-scooter rider going at 28km/h at void deck injures man’s leg, gets 6 weeks’ jail
PMD users warned: Behave responsibly or face total ban
Supplier iPassion fined for putting SAFETY marks on unregistered PMD charging adaptors
SFA recalls US brand of flour over possible bacteria contamination
Female infant and male occupant sent to hospital after PMD-related fire in Bukit Batok...
Repost comment.
Top income brackets should be taxed at 99%.
Do you know?
480GB Transcend ESD350C Portable SSD Review
SFA suspends import of quail eggs from Malaysian farm due to drug residues
King Arthur Flour product recalled due to potential presence of E. coli
FS (10Pieces) Apple iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max(Website www.esellibuy.com)$6...
Inspirational Songs
Instead of increase GST, what other more progressive wealth tax options (e.g. Replace
Elderly should be given free e-scooter try outs ASAP.
Featured Photos
by marisoljames322
· · ·
Member Galleries
20359 photos
13619 comments
by marisoljames322
· · ·
Member Galleries
20359 photos
13619 comments
by pdsubbu
· · ·
Member Galleries
20359 photos
13619 comments
by Vikas Dhar
· · ·
Photography
35 photos
36 comments
by aaudreygan
· · ·
Guy Photos
1581 photos
946 comments
by aaudreygan
· · ·
Girl Photos
4351 photos
28608 comments
by a8paris
· · ·
Guy Photos
1581 photos
946 comments
by a8paris
· · ·
Guy Photos
1581 photos
946 comments
by aaricia
· · ·
Girl Photos
4351 photos
28608 comments
by aaricia
· · ·
Girl Photos
4351 photos
28608 comments

 

All times are GMT +8. The time now is 11:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright© 2004-2013 SGClub.com. All rights reserved.