It is not often that we hear from our fellow Americans living overseas. Here is a profile of Marissa from her Mom Casey who lives in Denmark.
|Lives in||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Favorite Foods||Fruit – Bananas, grapes, canned pears and peaches, Gerber Diced Pears|
|Vegetables – Diced potatoes, peas|
|Cereal – Honey Graham Oh’s|
|Dairy Products – Vanilla Pediasure, ice cream, milkshakes|
|Meats – Jimmy Dean sausage patties, bacon, Peanut Butter|
|Snacks – Pretzels, graham cracker sticks, jelly beans|
|Fruit juice – Watered down Cran-grape|
|Vegetable juice – Never tried|
|Mom’s Favorite Recipe||Farmer’s Breakfast Peel and dice potatoes. Cook potatoes and cut up bacon in olive oil until the potatoes are soft and the bacon is done. Add spices to taste. (Sorry not so detailed, my husband makes this.)|
|Nutritional Supplements||Yes; Flintstone Sour Gummies Vitamins (not a food, but is guaranteed to eat it every day). Pediasure (3-4 bottles a day since she won’t eat food)|
|Mom’s top concerns||Does not eat enough, Not on a regular eating schedule, Picky eater|
|Gets advice from
||Books/magazines, Networking group|
|Question/advice for other moms/dads||How do you increase a child’s appetite? Offer everything to your toddler. You never know what s/he will like. In our last city, we went to a potluck every Wednesday night. My daughter tried polenta, grilled vegetables, rice, all sorts of things which we then had success getting her to eat later. When trying to add calories, make every bite count. Add olive oil, butter, or cream to dishes. Add Carnation Instant Breakfast and/or Half and Half to whole milk.|
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