While there are many children who have an extremely healthy appetite, the opposite end of the scale is those children, especially younger ones, it seems that 'never' eat. These children are typically very picky eaters and have poor appetites. Often need to be bribed to eat even the smallest bite. There is often a strong emotional component connected with food and this can add to the anxiety level of a child. Picky eaters tend to have weak constitutions and are often sick more often than other children. This is because proper nutrition is one of the most important influences on their welfare and one of the best ways.
A varied diet, balanced, containing essential vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates and good fats promotes growth, energy and overall health. Diagnosing the lack of appetite Many parents worry that their children are picky eaters. Some children go through a period of disinterest in the food and this is an understandable concern for parents, because proper nutrition is essential for normal growth and development. Children's appetites may vary naturally depending on their needs for growth. What causes lack of appetite? According to the growth rate decreases in older children often start to become picky eaters as their nutritional requirements decrease slightly, and begin to make its independence expressing their likes and dislikes. It is also important to remember that personal taste and a healthy will are perfectly normal and expected in this age. Most children will leave this stage and continue to grow quite normal, developing eating habits and desires in balance.