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#1 of 4 Old 08-28-2002, 07:06 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm beginning to be concerned about my 4 year old dd. She hasn't liked MOST vegetables since she was 18 months, but I would get creative and make nutritious pumkin breads or zuchinni breads, pumkin butter etc. She would pick the SMALLEST pieces of veggies from a dish and put them aside. BUT, now she won't even eat those breads, and is even getting picky with her fruits. She'll take like one bite of one of the fruits offered at a meal. She skips ALL veggies, and will only eat breads (whole grain of course), peanut butter (un-hydrogynated), and dairy. Oh yeah, and juices. Basically, we offer a meal with lots to choose from and I give her a little of everything on her plate, more of what she likes and less of what she doesn't like. After eating her sandwich, for example, she'll request more sandwich or more milk, without even touching the other stuff on her plate. I don't want her do OD on breads and have nothing else, because that's what she wants to do. What we've been doing is telling her that she needs to try the other items on her plate, and then if she's still hungry, she can have more milk, or another sandwich, etc. But she refuses to try anything she doesn't "think" she wants, she stops eating and drinks water. During the day if she's hungry between meals I always offer fruit and veggies and water, but she'll pass. She has never been much of an eater, so she never really eats much anyway.
So....................my question is, should I be giving her supplements? She is VERY healthy, in that she is only sick 1-2 times a year, fights infections quickly, has never been on ANY prescription drug, etc.
Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
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OK. I'll give this a shot. I see a few things to me that send up red flags. Your dd drinks lots of diary and eats lots of wheat. People will crave what they are allergic to. First thing I would do is pull ALL diary from her diet. And then all wheat products. It takes about 2 weeks for diary caesin to leave the body and several months for wheat. It is hard. Extremely. www.gfcfdiet.com can offer suggestions. Then slowly add these foods back to her diet. See what she may react too. Once children are pulled from these foods, they will usually eat more variety.

some very good vitamins can be found at www.kirkmanlabs.com

Don't let the name alarm you. Super Nu Thera is designed for children on the Autism Spectrum but I give my NT children it also.

email me if you would like additional information.
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This company has just come out with a "greens" drink for kids. It contains 25 organic fruits and veggies so i think it is a good back up for kids that don't get enough of them.Their website is www.greenspluscanada.com and they also have a phone number...(416)977-8765
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I checked out the info about the gfcf diet, and I don't think it applies. My dd is very outgoing, energetic, very social and doesn't have any symptoms of allergy, never has. Today she did eat a banana and some tuna! Some of this may be normal childhood pickiness, but it is just difficult to watch. I know I NEVER touched a veggie when I was little, and my dh to this day has to force down a fruit now and then! I may continue looking for some sort of supplement, such as the "greens" drink. Thanks for the tips!
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