kids health

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (14 posts)
  1. feeweewv profile image61
    feeweewvposted 8 years ago

    My 6 yr old only wants to eat macaroni and mashed potatoes.  It is unhealthy for her and she is getting heavier.  I am looking for kid friendly, healthy ideas to make her life healthier.  Any Ideas?

  2. Sue Adams profile image95
    Sue Adamsposted 8 years ago

    Don't buy things that you think your child shouldn't eat. If it's not there she'll have to eat something else. Parents are responsible for children's weight.

    1. feeweewv profile image61
      feeweewvposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You are right... I do buy healthy things.  The problem that I am running into is this...  We have had to move in with my parents after divorcing my kids father.  My parents and sister do not live the healthiest of lifestyles and I am ridiculed all the time for "driving the kids away".   Also, their father feeds them what they want.  It is hard for me to get them to change their ways.  When I set rules and make their diet more strict, other people in their lives give in and let them have what they want.  I need a place of my own, but at this point in my life, even though I am trying to achieve that goal, I am stuck here for now.

      1. Sue Adams profile image95
        Sue Adamsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You can teach your children to decide for themselves to eat what's good for them (to a certain extend). We play games, tell stories, enact "shows" and there are many ways children can be "brainwashed" into common sense, as in the famous Poppeye cartoons for example. You can explain why superman is superman, certainly not by eating fattening foods. The trick is to immerge yourself into their world with drama, story telling and a lot of humor. You can involve the child with food preparation, constantly explaining what the goodness of a food does to you and what the bad stuff does. But always in an involved and playful fashion. I say to my kid, OK you can have ONE sweet but only ONE because otherwise you'll turn "Hyper". "What's Hyper, mum?" Then I mime a crazy overactive person and we all have a good laugh. Then the child doesn't ask for another sweet.

        1. feeweewv profile image61
          feeweewvposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks Sue.  That is helpful.  I think, still, I have a long road ahead of me

  3. K Partin profile image57
    K Partinposted 8 years ago

    If the items are not in the house they won't eat them.....get her on Wii fit. Good luck. smile

    1. feeweewv profile image61
      feeweewvposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      We have a wii fit... and she is very active.  Hungry all the time though.  I'm looking for fun tasteful healthy recipies that she/they can help me with.

      1. K Partin profile image57
        K Partinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Well the Wii fit is a good thing, but sounds like she is working up an appetite. Depends on the age, they can burn it off so quick. Portion control helps and introduce more veggies and protein.Have them on a good multi vitamin too. Good luck. smile

      2. Sue Adams profile image95
        Sue Adamsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        The reason she is so hungry all the time is possibly because her stomach has already been overstretched and demands to be filled. Try to reduce the size of portions and the frequency of meals. Children often ask for food when they are bored. You could say:"Yes we'll eat soon, but first let's finish this games of chess (or what ever). The key is to spend A LOT OF quality time and involve the child in many things so much more interesting than food.

  4. Misha profile image72
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    I just let them eat whatever they want, making sure healthy food is always available. smile

    1. feeweewv profile image61
      feeweewvposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      healthy food is always available here too... the problem is, with other people in the household buying tastier unhealthy foods, they pass up the healthy foods

      1. Sue Adams profile image95
        Sue Adamsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Teach your children to say no to bad food offered to them by other people. Explain to them why aunty so and so is so disgustingly fat.

  5. Christene profile image67
    Christeneposted 8 years ago

    Set rules.
    If she is hungry the first thing to have has to be fruit of her choice.
    After that, if she is still hungry, she can have a few cookies (or whatever it is) give her a set # of them and put the package away.

    1. Sue Adams profile image95
      Sue Adamsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I don't agree there. Simply don't have the cookies in the house. How is your own weight? We are our childrens' role models remember.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)