Where can I find nutrition information for a child?
Asked by on Dec 11, 2008
in Family & Pregnancy
My 9 year old son will eat very few foods and most are not very good. If I use Calorie Count, will the analysis be accurate for a child? I want to be able to show him what his choices mean. He is very athletic and I think it might help him try different foods and get away from his limited preferences.
Calorie Count will accurately analyze your son's calorie requirements and can teach him about the calories in food, but for teaching basic nutrition and health concepts in a fun way, my favorite website is Kid's Health. My Pyramid for Kids is good too. Remember, though, that the incentive for change has to come from him, and your job is to serve tasty and nutritious food, to keep junk food out of the house except for special occasions, and to serve as a good role model. In their late teens and early adulthood, children often expand their preferences because, socially, it does not pay to be fussy.