Food pests

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When babies gradually start to become interested in “proper” food, it heralds the beginning of a new and exciting time for every family. But the road away from purees and into uncharted culinary territory can be very unsettling for parents. Why does my child eat so little?


Shouldn’t he want to eat bread by now, or be able to drink from a glass? Don't panic. Of course there are rules of thumb for this stage in your child’s life, but every child develops his own eating habits at his own pace. The really important point is this: the first two to three years of your child’s life are when the foundations are laid for an enjoyable and healthy relationship with food. Learning to eat and drink for themselves, experiencing food using all their senses, eating together with others and helping out in the kitchen - all are important steps for infants.



The new brochure from aid, "Das beste Essen für Kleinkinder" (The Best Food for Infants), shows parents how they can encourage their children to develop positive eating habits using clear rules and the necessary dose of calm! It contains lots of practical suggestions and real-life tips for making the transition from baby food to family meals easier. Parents can use the aid nutrition pyramid presented in the brochure to put together balanced meals as if it were child’s play.

If you need extra support, you can turn to the meal suggestions, all of which are suitable for children, or you can contact the professional bodies listed in the address index for more advice. The aid infodienst information service has published this practical guide for parents in conjunction with the Ministry for Agriculture, Food and Consumer Protection of the German state of Baden-Württemberg. It is suitable for families as well as for advising parents and providing more general information about food.