1. Offer Water 30 Minutes Before Meal Time
Children should have water first thing in the morning, even before milk. Also, they should have water half an hour before meals. These basics help a lot.
2. Never Skip Breakfast
This is an absolute must, not only for adults or those who want to lose weight, but also for kids because breakfast sets the tone for the rest of the day. Eating a good and healthy breakfast breaks the fast after the night, kick-starts their metabolism and is bound to increase their appetite.
3. Feed Every Two Hours
Children who fuss over food because they’re not too hungry should be offered food every couple of hours. The standard three meals may not be boosting their digestive system enough to make them feel hungry. Regular meals once in two hours will also help.
4. Ensure Your Child Gets Enough Exercise
In previous generations, children ran around for hours and played outside, expending a lot of energy engaging in physical activities. Today, more and more children are sedentary, choosing instead to play video games or use mobile devices. Encourage your child to get enough physical activity to help stimulate appetite. Children need 60 minutes or more of exercise each day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Riding bikes or skateboards or joining a sport is a good way for your child to get plenty of exercise. You may notice that just by getting more exercise, your child’s appetite increases.
5. Fruits To Improve Appetite
Certain fruits are known to stimulate hunger and these include grapes, apples and black berries. Most of these fruits contain constituents that help to improve digestion and thus, they help to improve appetite.
Peanut is sometimes called the king of nuts for its appetite-boosting and protein-building properties. Incorporate it into your child’s food in the form of peanut butter or just fry it to be eaten as crisps.
One cannot stress enough about how important yogurt is for a child. It’s a dairy product with healthy probiotics and calcium which are amazing for the appetite and immunity of the child.
Yogurt serves the purpose of a dessert as well.