Energy boosting for teens and kids over one year old

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If your child does not gain weight at the rate they are supposed to, they may need to increase their caloric intake. Read how to increase calories in meals.

Key points

  • Energy boosting is when you increase the amount of calories in the food your child eats so that they can gain weight and have more energy.
  • To increase the amount of calories your child is getting only eat during regular meals and snacks, offer them foods that are highest in calories first and lowest in calories last, and add extra calories to their foods.
Last updated: November 6th 2009