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SaiVarsha

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Kids, food, health
« on: February 12, 2013, 12:40:36 AM »
Jai Sai Master!

Dear Sai Bandhus,

I've a question. Are kids expected to sit and eat their meals or is it ok for them to be running around while we feed them even if it takes an hour.

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Re: Kids, food, health
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2013, 01:03:09 AM »
Jai Sai Master!

It is usual for kids of 4 to run around while they eat. They are full of energy, and running around like that, or doing this or that, is a part of that growing up process. But 4 years is a time to start teaching them to sit and eat (although that would take another 3 to 4 years to fully become a practice) by way of telling them stories (particularly about food and with food as a part of the story) or making games which make them sit and eat.

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Re: Kids, food, health
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2013, 01:05:47 AM »
Jai Sai Master!

Are we expected to feed them Sathvik food? The reason I'm asking is my son mostly eats Sathvik diet and kind of follows Dr. MSR's principles.

I'm facing a situation which I don't think any parents have faced so far.
My almost 4 year old son's BMI is less than 1% and we are referred to a nutritionist as BMI less than 1% is considered to be dangerous. He is very healthy and fought fever and other viruses without any medication.  We used medication only once so far when was 18 months(he did not complete the antibiotics course and spit most of it as he is a very picky eater) and we never medicated him before and after that. It takes about an hour to hour and a half to feed him. If I let him feed himself, he will be done in 10 mins with just few bites. So I'll go around him to feed the remaining.

This below is the list of items that he eats and refuses to eat anything I offer other than these, we had multiple feeding therapies and few nutritionist appointments, but nothing have helped so far. He eats 100% organic at home but at school, they provide mostly healthy but not organic.

1) Lots of Fruits/Steamed Veggies
2) 1-2 eggs or Omlette
3) Cooked Pasta without any sauce/seasonings
4) Yogurt with rice
5) Milk
6) At times, about 2oz of roasted chicken breast slices
7) Crackers

He doesn't eat anything spicy and very very less salt and I'm scared that he will never know the taste of food. I'm not sure if I need to be happy that he is healthy and eats mostly Sathvik Diet or worry that his BMI is less than 1% and obviously reading about BMI scared me.

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Re: Kids, food, health
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2013, 07:51:55 AM »
Jai Sai Master!

SaiVarshagaru,

I understand your concern. I am not a doctor. And you do need to approach appropriate people for the right information regarding nutrition.

I could definitely say that he would not miss what 'good food' or 'tasty food' is if he is not eating salt right now. Do talk to medical experts regarding the bmi issue. Also talk to other raw/non-salt foodists about it and see how they are doing it with their kids. Personally, I would suggest talking to MSR himself. I am more biased, in the things I do not know, to tradition. Traditionally, what is fed to kids aught to be good. Ask elderly people what they would feed their children.  Also, research into what tribals (without any prepackaged baby food) would feed their children. That might help a lot.

Do not worry too much. Consult many people and do the thing that you feel right. After all it is your kid, which means God gave YOU the seva of taking care of that kid. Enjoy the motherhood! I am able to see your love for your child in every word you right. But do not become obsessive or worrisome. Do not make it too hard on yourself. Enjoy it! Find out about it from many people, and do the right thing that you feel like!

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Re: Kids, food, health
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2013, 12:50:54 AM »
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Sai bandhu Sai Varsha garu,

I can understand your concern. My son is younger then yours and I too have number of questions about his diet.
I speak to Dr. Naresh Garu (Who follows Dr. MSR's method and worked at his aashramam ) and take his suggestions.
If you are interested to speak to him, I can share his number with you.

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Re: Kids, food, health
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2013, 11:49:50 PM »
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SriRamaLakshmi garu,

Could you please share Dr. Naresh garu's number?

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Re: Kids, food, health
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2013, 12:18:36 AM »
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Dr. Naresh Gari Number : 958 152 6099

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