Yes, it is very important to see what your child is eating, when is she eating and how is she eating. Healthy eating habits have to inculcated in the child from the very starting. It is not an easy job to feed a child and on top of it if she is a fussy eater, you know how hard it gets.
It is very important for a child to intake food at regular intervals, dry fruits, milk, curd, proper meal which should include lentils, rice, chapatis, salads.
Now the tricky question comes as if the child is not ready to eat. In such case change the way the food is presented to them if they don’t like certain item disguise it. Suppose a child doesn’t like vegetables disguise them by blending it and kneading it in the chapati dough.The whole idea is to give nutrition to the child, how it is presented can always be changed and experimented.
If the child doesn’t like milk, change the milk into milkshake of different colors, freeze the milk with different items and colors and present as ice lollies.
A child doesn’t like chapati change it into shapes or smilies.
One more way send the fussy item in her school tiffin box, kids respect and love their teachers and friends. They always want a star and good comments from them. They will finish it there or at least will start accepting the food that they refuse at home.
Just be patient with your child, keep giving her the right nutrition by changing form, but never compromise on he nutrition value. Give her a juice but make sure it is from fresh fruits.
Give her sugary items but try to make it at home so that you how much sugar you have added so that you can keep a track, instead of sugar substitute it with honey or jaggery.
Feed their brain when they are young give them healthy eating habits from the starting. Once they grow it is way to difficult as they develop their own taste and thinking.
Just a little trick, experiment with food and lots of patience is the ladder to success for motherhood.