The best way is to gradually increase the child’s consumption of healthy, energy-dense foods.
Keep in mind that you can boost caloric intake healthfully without having to purchase expensive supplements—it just takes a little planning.
What’s more, children tend to have a problem getting in enough protein (iron), calcium/vitamin D, omega-3 fat and vitamins and minerals found in fruits and veggies (notoriously low in the diet of American children—fiber, vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, etc.).
Parents need be especially attuned to increasing intake of higher-calorie (but still healthy) food sources of these nutrients.
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