Food likes and dislikesFFood likes and dislikesFood likes and dislikesEnglishNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00Z7.5000000000000068.1000000000000648.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to respond to your child's appetite slumps and food preferences.</p><p> Children eat best in a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere. If they are constantly eating or are forced to finish their meals, they do not learn to recognize their hunger cues, which may make it harder for them to develop healthy eating habits. </p> <br><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>To encourage healthy eating, eat together as a family and keep mealtimes relaxed, without distractions.</li> <li>Understand that appetite slumps do occur and are not harmful if they are only temporary.</li> <li>If your child does not like a particular food, offer alternatives within the same food group. Do not negotiate with or pressure them.</li> <li>Speak to your child's doctor if you are very concerned about their eating habits or food dislikes.</li></ul><h2>​Virtual care services for children<br></h2><p>Boomerang Health was opened by SickKids to provide communities in Ontario with greater access to community-based services for children and adolescents. For more information on virtual care services in Ontario to support picky eating, visit <a href="http://www.boomeranghealth.com/services/nutrition/">Boomerang Health</a> powered by SickKids.<br></p>
Goût et aversion à l’égard de la nourritureGGoût et aversion à l’égard de la nourritureFood likes and dislikesFrenchNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Découvrez comment réagir aux pertes d’appétit et aux préférences alimentaires de votre enfant.</p><p>Les enfants mangent mieux dans une atmosphère agréable et décontractée. S’il mange constamment ou s’il est forcé de terminer son repas, il ne reconnaît pas ses signaux de faim ce qui pourrait rendre plus difficile le développement d’habitudes alimentaires saines.</p> <br><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Afin d’encourager les bonnes habitudes alimentaires, mangez en famille et soyez détendus à l’heure des repas, sans distraction.</li> <li>Comprenez que les pertes d’appétit se produisent et ne sont pas dommageables si elles sont uniquement temporaires.</li> <li>Si votre enfant n’aime pas un aliment en particulier, offrez des alternatives issues du même groupe alimentaire. Ne négociez pas avec eux et ne leur mettez de la pression.</li> <li>Consultez le médecin de votre enfant si vous avez des inquiétudes sur ses habitudes alimentaires ou sur les aliments qu’il n’aime pas.</li></ul>

 

 

NutritionNutritionNutritionNEnglishNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyNAConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2018-01-19T05:00:00Z000Landing PageLearning Hub<p>Learn what nutrition is optimal for your child from the time they are born to the time they are a teen. Learn about the different food groups and find information about the different nutrients that food contains.<br></p><p>Learn about the different food groups and find examples of serving sizes for each group. Find information about the different nutrients in food and how much of each you need every day to stay healthy. Finally, learn what nutrition is optimal for your child from the time they are born to the time they are school-aged, a pre-teen and a teen.<br><br></p><div class="asset-video"> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/videoseries?list=PLjJtOP3StIuWUXjWrdyCgA0D4WUZ5RB1n" frameborder="0"></iframe><br></div><p>For more videos from SickKids experts in collaboration with Youngster, visit <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoKMd2cYwegtZX19uHdNLQA">Youngster on YouTube</a>.</p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Nutrients and food groups</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Use Canada’s Food Guide and other articles below to learn about the four food groups and how to get your child the vitamins and minerals they need from their food.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1436&language=English">Canada's Food Guide</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1437&language=English">Vegetables and fruit</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1438&language=English">Grain products</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1439&language=English">Milk and alternatives</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1440&language=English">Meat and alternatives</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1441&language=English">Balancing your family's diet and fitting in treats</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1443&language=English">Carbohydrate</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1444&language=English">Protein</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1445&language=English">Fat</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1454&language=English">Other ingredients</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1455&language=English">Food safety</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1442&language=English">Understanding food product labels</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1952&language=English">Nutrition labels: Finding out about the food you eat</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Vitamins and minerals</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1446&language=English">Vitamin B12</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1447&language=English">Vitamin D</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1448&language=English">Calcium</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1449&language=English">Folate</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1450&language=English">Iron</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1451&language=English">Magnesium</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1452&language=English">Zinc</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1453&language=English">Other vitamins and minerals</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Nutrition for your baby</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Read about the stages of your baby’s nutrition and how to safely feed your baby solids.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1456&language=English">Nutrition for your baby</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1457&language=English">Understanding your baby's feeding cues</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1458&language=English">Introducing new food textures to your baby</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1459&language=English">Pasteurized food and babies</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Nutrition for your toddler or preschooler</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Discover ways of encouraging healthy eating with the help of meal plans and guidance on appetite slumps. Also find information on preventing choking in toddlers and preschoolers.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1460&language=English">Feeding your toddler or preschooler</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1461&language=English">Drinks for your toddler or preschooler</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1462&language=English">Food likes and dislikes</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1463&language=English">Preventing choking in toddlers and preschoolers</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Nutrition for your school-aged child, tween or teen</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Support your child’s changing nutrition needs as they face changing activity levels, growth spurts, and influences from friends, family and media.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1464&language=English">Meal ideas for school-aged children, tweens and teens</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1465&language=English">Involving kids in meal time tasks</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1466&language=English">Healthy food and drink choices outside the home</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1967&language=English">Vegetarian child</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1942&language=English">Fast foods: Better choices</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1992&language=English">Sports nutrition</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Health and wellness</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Find out why vitamins and minerals are important in your child’s diet and how to make sure they are getting enough. Also discover what fibre, prebiotics, and probiotics do for the digestive system.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1970&language=English">Bone health: The role of calcium and vitamin D </a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1943&language=English">Fat in children's food: What you need to know</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1978&language=English">Finding and keeping a healthy body weight</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=964&language=English">Higher fibre diet</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1916&language=English">Iron: Guidelines to improve your child's intake</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1990&language=English">Prebiotics and probiotics</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1965&language=English">Soy foods in your diet</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Food allergies and sensitivities</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Find out how to manage the most common food allergies and sensitivities and when to get your child tested.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=806&language=English">Egg allergy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=807&language=English">Fish allergy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=808&language=English">Milk allergy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=809&language=English">Peanut allergy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=810&language=English">Seafood allergy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=811&language=English">Sesame seed allergy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=805&language=English">Soy allergy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=812&language=English">Tree nut allergy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=813&language=English">Wheat allergy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1993&language=English">Sulphite sensitivity</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1944&language=English">Food allergies and travelling</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Food safety</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn about some of the infections and diseases caused by food poisoning and how handwashing and handling and storing food properly can help you prevent them.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=934&language=English">Diarrhea-associated hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1914&language=English">Food poisoning: Protecting your family </a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=509&language=English">Gastrointestinal infections in babies</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1981&language=English">Hand hygiene</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=907&language=English">Viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu)</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Symptoms of food poisoning</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=4&language=English">Abnormal-looking stool</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=776&language=English">Dehydration</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=7&language=English">Diarrhea</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=746&language=English">Vomiting</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Pregnancy and nutrition</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Good nutrition is important for gaining the recommended amount of pregnancy weight, supporting fecal development and reducing the risk of complications during pregnancy and birth.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1989&language=English">Nutrition before pregnancy and during pregnancy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1991&language=English">Pregnancy nutrition: How to ease digestive discomfort through diet</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1980&language=English">Food safety during pregnancy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=361&language=English">Diabetes and pregnancy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=362&language=English">Eating disorders and pregnancy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=365&language=English">Phenylketonuria (PKU) and pregnancy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=857&language=English">Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Digestive system</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn about the roles of each part of the digestive system, and what good and bad bacteria do for the gut.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1467&language=English">GI tract</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1468&language=English">Liver, gallbladder and pancreas</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1469&language=English">Gut flora</a></li></ol></div>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/nutrition_learning_hub.jpgnutrition

 

 

Food likes and dislikes1462.00000000000Food likes and dislikesFood likes and dislikesFEnglishNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00Z7.5000000000000068.1000000000000648.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to respond to your child's appetite slumps and food preferences.</p><p> Children eat best in a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere. If they are constantly eating or are forced to finish their meals, they do not learn to recognize their hunger cues, which may make it harder for them to develop healthy eating habits. </p> <br><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>To encourage healthy eating, eat together as a family and keep mealtimes relaxed, without distractions.</li> <li>Understand that appetite slumps do occur and are not harmful if they are only temporary.</li> <li>If your child does not like a particular food, offer alternatives within the same food group. Do not negotiate with or pressure them.</li> <li>Speak to your child's doctor if you are very concerned about their eating habits or food dislikes.</li></ul><p>Children of all ages need to eat healthy food choices from the four food groups: <a href="/Article?contentid=1437&language=English">vegetables and fruit</a>, <a href="/Article?contentid=1438&language=English">grain products</a>, <a href="/Article?contentid=1439&language=English">milk and alternatives</a> and <a href="/Article?contentid=1440&language=English">meat and alternatives​</a>. </p> Avoid pressuring your child to "clean their plate" and try not to offer food between set meal and snack times. <p> </p><p>To encourage healthy eating, keep mealtimes relaxed and enjoyable for the whole family. Even from a young age, children can observe and learn from your mealtime behaviour. Children learn the associations between food and a warm, inviting environment. As a result, avoid pressuring your child to “clean their plate” and try not to offer food between set meal and snack times. Children who are constantly eating or are forced to finish their meals do not learn how to recognize their hunger cues.</p> <h2>Toddlers </h2> <p>Some days, toddlers may eat more and other days less. <a href="/Article?contentid=637&language=English">Appetite slumps</a> can be a part of toddler life but are generally not of concern if they are only temporary. Offer a variety of choices within each food group. For example, rice, couscous, small whole wheat pasta shapes, whole wheat toast fingers or warm chapatti can be used interchangeably as choices for grains.</p> <p>Toddlers will learn they need to eat the food that you, their parent, have provided. They often develop food likes and dislikes, but do not make multiple dishes to satisfy your child at each meal.</p> <h2>Preschoolers </h2> <p>Preschoolers have a stronger sense of food likes and dislikes, but it is important to continue offering a variety of foods. Include one favourite food during a meal, but keep up the variety to help your child accept new foods. </p> <p>Some children find a favourite food and refuse all other foods. This is called a food jag. This is quite common; generally, a child will tire of the favourite food and move on.</p> <h3>Tips to encourage good eating habits</h3> <ul> <li>Be a role model - if you want your child to eat healthy foods, show them that you eat healthy foods too.</li> <li>Sit and eat together.</li> <li>Minimize distractions. Do not allow your child to watch TV, play with electronics or look at books during mealtime.</li> <li>Be realistic about the length of mealtimes - allow enough time for your child to eat by following their cues, but do not prolong the experience. Generally, meals should take about 30 minutes.</li> <li>Encourage your child to try one to three bites of a new food, but avoid negotiating with them or using pressure tactics.</li> <li>Be patient and keep offering healthy food choices, no matter how often they refuse them. </li> <li>Take away the food once the mealtime is over.</li> <li>Praise and encourage your child when they behave well at the table or try new foods.</li> <li>Do not get caught up with mealtime etiquette such as using cutlery properly or not letting food get on clothes.</li> <li>Involve your child in choosing meals and preparing food. Studies have found that children who are more actively involved in meal preparation tend to eat healthier foods. </li> </ul> <p>If you are very concerned about your child's eating habits and food dislikes, talk to your family doctor about your child's growth and nutrition.</p><h2>​Virtual care services for children<br></h2><p>Boomerang Health was opened by SickKids to provide communities in Ontario with greater access to community-based services for children and adolescents. For more information on virtual care services in Ontario to support picky eating, visit <a href="http://www.boomeranghealth.com/services/nutrition/">Boomerang Health</a> powered by SickKids.<br></p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/food_likes_dislikes.jpgFood likes and dislikesFalse