Health Tip: Help Your Underweight Child Gain Safely

Nutritious foods can help add a few pounds

(HealthDay News) -- If your kids are underweight, it doesn't mean you should fill them with junk food to put on extra pounds.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends:

  • Serving guacamole made with fresh avocados, tomato and onions. Or add avocados to a sweet fruit smoothie made with nut butters, seeds, fruit and full-fat yogurt.
  • Making trail mix or granola with dried fruit, chocolate chips, nuts, seeds and full-fat yogurt.
  • Creating a dip made with beans or hummus from chickpeas.

Don't let your child fill up on drinks before mealtime, so the child will be hungry enough to eat nutritious food.

Diana Kohnle

Diana Kohnle

Published on July 22, 2016

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