While growing up for a child it also means eating well

Between 3 and 11 years, your children are out "early childhood" but they are still not back in the "teens" category. They are able to eat almost anything, depending on their appetite because a child 3 years old is not the same appetite as a child 11 years and not the same dietary needs. Is important to respect the right amounts and proportions adapted to each age.

Adopt good reflexes to vary the diet of your children. also a good habit to eat at table taking time and respect the rhythm of 4 meals a day at regular times.

Balancing the contents of his plate:

At least 5 per day: Fruits and vegetables rich in minerals, vitamins and fiber.

At least 3 per day: Rich in calcium and dairy proteins

At each meal according to appetite: cereal, bread, apple lands rich in carbohydrates

1 to 2 times per day: meat, fish or eggs to make proteins

A desire: water (avoid overly sugary sodas)

Substances to avoid: the rich fat in fat and sugary products

To promote growth: Calcium + Vitamin D

Calcium makes bones and teeth strong. It is mainly found in milk and dairy products. Vitamin D helps calcium to be well used by the body!

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PEDIAKID ® Calcium C + was specifically developed from a concentrated source of calcium suitable for all children, to cover up to 100% of recommended daily intake of calcium and facilitate the assimilation with Vitamin D. Its formula suitable for children intolerant to lactose or milk allergies. For easy plug, PEDIAKID ® Calcium + is in the form of sticks tangy powder deliciously flavored Cola background and sparkles on the tongue, or can be diluted in a glass of water for children.

Your child is growing, gaining weight, blood volume increases and its iron needs too. Consider giving him meat, source of heme iron, which is to say, the best form assimilated by the body.

Eat at fixed times

4 your child's meals punctuate his day and serve as its "benchmarks", whether at school, on Wednesdays or weekends. It is important not to disrupt that rhythm. If they are spaced at least 4 hours, regularity avoid the munchies and snacks.

Example 4 meals:

Breakfast: 1 dairy (milk, yogurt) with a little chocolate for example + 1 fruit or fruit juice + a cereal product (bread or cereal cornflakes ..)

Lunch: crudeness (tomatoes or carrots) + of vegetables served with meat or fish. We can add starchy foods (rice, wheat, mashed ..) for dessert yogurt or cheese + fruit

The taste: cereal or fruit or yogurt. You can make toast, rice pudding, stewed ... Do not forget the glass of water!

Dinner: Meat or fish with vegetables (lettuce, peas) + a starchy food (pasta, lentils, bread) and finally cheese and fruit for example.

In France, there is a recommendation on the issue of nutrition GEMRCN that provides guidance to balance the meals served in school canteens. This recommendation provides benchmarks on the nutritional quality or composition of the portions to be used, the frequencies to be respected and for all the food groups.

For meat, for example: One child Primary: 60 to 71g of meat (3 meatballs)

If your child has trouble eating, how to react?

Try to maintain a single menu for all home and share meals as often as possible with your children. Curiosity and fun are contagious!

The texture, the smell, the color of a new food can surprise your child. Do not force him to eat but you can however, ask him several times the food in different forms and encourage them to taste. The preparation and presentation can also significantly change the taste of food. Eg vegetables gratin with cheese, ...


Let him choose. For example present him several desserts: apple, orange or yogurt ...

Do not forget the "fun foods" (cake, candy ..). To consume with moderation

You can also take your kids shopping, the butcher or market leaving the choose his piece of meat or fruit for example.

Cooking with him, it will be an opportunity for him to show the transformation of food before and after cooking.

A whip and a pinch of spice in the other, can sometimes trigger passions!

Move a little every day

Your child needs to spend at school but also at weekends. Offer to cycling, gardening with you or a foot ride (at least ½ hour). Remember to show the example and take every opportunity to move with him. And register it with in sports!

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