For Patients & Caregivers For Healthcare Professionals
Sign Up

Galactosemia diet

Learning about
a Galactosemia-
friendly diet

[object Object]

Plan and make foods that the adults in the family enjoy. Most parents know that if you only cook what the kids love to eat, your meals may start looking like only pasta and chicken. Broadening the family menu can help the youngest family members learn to enjoy a variety of foods.

Offer new foods along with the ones the family knows and loves. Exposure to new food paired with the comfort of familiar foods can make it easier for your child to try new foods.

No matter the age, family members can be a little leery of new foods. Offer different types of new foods when you can, which can make it more likely for your family to give new foods a try.

Kids are masters at spotting coercion. Offer up new foods as neutrally as possible. A simple "this is what we're having for dinner" can help.

Good for children and adults alike, having set times to make sure everyone in the family is nourishing themselves can help young children manage their overall nutrition throughout the day. This can help older family members remember to take a break and refuel.

  • Experiment with foods

    Offer new foods along with the ones the family knows and loves. Exposure to new food paired with the comfort of familiar foods can make it easier for your child to try new foods.

  • Keep at it

    No matter the age, family members can be a little leery of new foods. Offer different types of new foods when you can, which can make it more likely for your family to give new foods a try.

  • Keep it simple

    Kids are masters at spotting coercion. Offer up new foods as neutrally as possible. A simple "this is what we're having for dinner" can help.

  • Create a routine

    Good for children and adults alike, having set times to make sure everyone in the family is nourishing themselves can help young children manage their overall nutrition throughout the day. This can help older family members remember to take a break and refuel.

Sit down together

In general, children who are able to eat a meal with their family have higher diet quality and do better in school.

Testimonials

Living with Galactosemia

Stay in the loop and get updates

References