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Food Menu For Women And Children Who Are Not Required To Fast
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The Mishna Brura (550:5) says that even pregnant and nursing women who are not fasting should not indulge themselves with fine food only with the food they need. With regard to children the Mishna Brura says they should only eat what they need to sustain to sustain their bodies such as bread and water and other simple foods.

Rav Elyashiv says that it is okay to give children an egg since today that is considered a simple food and not a treat. The Piskei Tshuvos says we don't hold back any types of food the child is accustomed to eating on a daily basis, only candies and other treats. If the child takes these treats by himself we don't stop him.

Disclaimer: We try to convey the Tshuva to the best of our ability. We admit that our understanding may not be accurate. Please also understand that this Tshuva may not be the final word on this topic. One should consult a Rav before drawing any conclusions.

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