Eating habits: Common concerns parents have about what their kids eat

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

MILWAUKEE -- From eating too much to those who are picky about what they eat, Dr. Barbara Kolp-Jurss with Aurora Health Care joined the Studio A team to talk about the concerns parents have with their kids' eating habits.

Common concerns:

1. Kids that only want milk or certain foods
2. Kids that only want fast food
3. Kids that won`t eat meat
4. Kids that don`t eat anything so the parent gives them what they want so they`ll at least eat something
5. Little kids (1-2 year olds) that wake up at night to eat/drink a bottle


1. Set meal times and snack times.
2. Limit fast food to once a week
3. Make a well-balanced meal with a meat/protein, vegetable, fruit and starch.
4. Avoid food jags or augment them.
5. Don`t give substitutions if the meal is reasonable.
6. If they don`t want anything, say, 'I`m sorry. This is what we are all eating for supper. '
7. 6 oz juice per day; 2-3 glasses milk and then water
8. Crock pot is a working persons friend!!