Children learn from your behaviour. Changing your eating habits will help them develop healthy eating habits as well.
No human can stay hungry for long. Hunger is an integral part of survival. Every child has his/her own set of likes and dislikes when it comes to food. So the problem should not be that a child does not eat, rather the problem is that the child does not always eat what his/her parent wants them to eat. Every child likes something or the other. Identify that and feed them that. Introduce new foods along with their favourite foods.
A few things which you can keep in mind:
Irritability is probably the most common signs among babies that indicates a child is hungry.
If your child does not like milk or takes time to have a glass of milk every morning, do not get impatient.
When a child is ready to eat food on its own, (s)he will give you signals. Look for the signals and you will know how to help your baby.
You can gradually make your fussy eater child accustomed with all kinds of food.
Sugar is a very tempting food item. Keep the sugar intake in check since the first day a child learns to eat; this way things will not out of hand.
Underweight children require foods and diet that can provide them with enough nutrition and sufficient calories.
It is not right to completely put the blame on kids for their disinterest in healthy food. As parents, we need to reflect on ourselves and take necessary measures for the same.
It is very important to maintain a balanced diet for the proper growth and development of the baby. Going gluten free or not is an individual's choice. It is better to look into the pros and cons before taking the decision.
Introducing food at the right age will make your child habituated with eating all kinds of food.
Kids tend to skip chewing and try to swallow the food directly. Do not get angry, try to be patient and address the problem.
Gradual introduction of different foods leads to proper development in children.
For overweight children, you cannot just take away interesting food altogether. It needs to happen gradually over the time.