Finally, this has an impact on the emergence of the symptoms of children not wanting to eat.

No need to panic when a child’s appetite decreases. Here are some tips for children to want to eat:

1. Create a Fun Atmosphere for Food –

Overcoming difficult children to eat is not easy, so it takes extra patience for parents. To overcome this requires effort, patience and a long time. Just like walking requires a learning process, eating also needs a learning process. Children’s appetite is generally very unstable, children often refuse to eat even though they are tired of being prepared. One of the causes of a child having difficulty eating is because his mood is not good. Scolding him (because the child does not want to eat) actually worsens the child’s mood, thus making the child’s appetite even more broken. What needs to be done is to condition a pleasant atmosphere. If the child is happy/happy, they want to eat later.

Children are usually happy with something brightly colored. Parents can choose brightly colored plates, spoons, cups or bowls. Bright colors like red, green, yellow, etc. The point can make children happy and interested. Another thing you can do is variations in dining locations. In addition to providing food at the dining table, it can also be done on the terrace of the house, the surrounding gardens or other places that are fun for children. The right conditions to feed children are when they are hungry, tired or happy. The child may refuse to eat when sleepy, fussy or angry.

2. Serve Small Amount of Food  – 

Serve children’s food with small portions, because it is feared that giving large portions makes children become lazy to eat. If the child only wants to eat too little, then parents can work around this by increasing the frequency of feeding the child. Remember! not good if it forces a child to eat a lot, the child’s stomach is certainly not as big as an adult’s.

3. Try to Schedule Eating Regularly –

Indeed this is a little inconvenient, but regular eating time is very important for children. Adjusting the child’s eating schedule also takes into account when the child’s mood is in good condition. Try to feed the child when his usual time happy. Then set the time regularly. Eating regularly is a very good thing, especially for children. Your child is accustomed to eating time and his life is more organized.
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4. Give the child a gift – 

If he succeeds in eating well, this will motivate him. But avoid giving gifts in the form of unhealthy foods (such as fried foods, high-fat junk food, etc.)

5. Serve foods attractively – 

You must be creative in making dishes for your child. Make food with an attractive appearance that’s why children want to taste the dishes easily

6. Offer healthy snacks for children –

In addition to the main food intake, you can provide healthy snacks to provide adequate nutrition for children. Examples of healthy snacks: a mixture of minced meat and pieces of potato/carrots. Avoid giving children unhealthy snacks.

7. Don’t give too much drink –

If the child has dampness, his appetite will decrease.
8. Encourage children in the process of making food –

Children can be involved such as picking up vegetables/fruit and other easy things. By getting involved, this is expected to make children more eager to eat.

9. Encourage children to play or exercise –

After the child is tired because it expends a lot of energy, usually a child’s appetite will appear.

10. By the time children eat –

 Avoid reprimanding / nagging children, poor mood conditions make it difficult for children to be invited to eat. You should maintain a pleasant condition during mealtime.

11. Use brightly colored eating utensils –

If you serve food in colored eating utensils so that the child is more interested and more eager to eat.

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12. Give the fruit of the orange –

Eating oranges can cause appetite. Citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C. In addition, oranges contain B vitamins which have a positive effect on mood.

13. Eating together or accompanying children when eating –

When you eat food call the children to eat with you with playing like the game, so that they will also eat

14. Eat food while you are all family members available –

Hold a routine family meal, where eating with complete family members. This makes your child excited to eat.

15. Try to eat consistently –

Usually in a day consisting of three main meals and two snack meals. Regular mealtimes are expected for your child to get used to and comfortable with every meal.

Things to know:  If the child has a favorite food and suddenly no longer want to consume it, then don’t panic because this might be only temporary. Don’t get it wrong in responding.

If the child doesn’t want to eat it today, don’t scold the child, offer the rejected food the next day.



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