Do You Have a Picky Eater?

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Picky eating is typical for many preschoolers. It’s just another step in the process of growing up and deciding what they want or like. Just remember as long as your preschooler is healthy, growing normally, and has energy, your child is most likely getting the nutrients they need.

Here are some typical picky eating behaviors: They might not like a certain color or texture of the food. Sometimes they only eat a certain type of food for a period of time. I remember going through the fish stick eating period. I sure was glad when that was over. Sometimes your child just doesn’t seem interested in eating at that point. 

There are many children that are unwilling to try new foods. With that in mind, just keep introducing new food to them. One day they might try the food and really like it. Usually your child’s picky eating is temporary. When trying new foods have them try small portions of foods that you enjoy. When they develop a taste for different types of foods, it’s easier to plan family meals.

Here are some tips that might help with your picky eater. When you are grocery shopping with your children let them pick out some fresh fruits and vegetables. Sometimes if it’s their choice they are more likely to eat it. Have your child help with preparing the meal. It is always fun to measure ingredients, stir up the ingredients or even scrub those potatoes. Giving them some choices for a meal can be helpful. Instead of asking them if they want broccoli, ask them which would you like, broccoli or green beans. 

I remember one of my children never liked to eat homemade pizza until she read a book about making a dinosaur pizza. After that, we would always get the book out and make our pizza to look like a dinosaur. It worked and now we can make a regular pizza, no particular shape.

While your family is eating their meal together talk about fun and happy things. If meal times are times for a family to argue, your child may learn unhealthy attitudes toward foods.

During the meal, the whole family should be eating the same meal, don’t make exceptions. They are not at a restaurant. Try to serve something you know your child likes along with a new food.

Be a good role model and try new foods yourself, as a parent. When offering new food at the table, give your child the new food at the start of the meal, because that is when your child is most hungry. It might take up to a dozen tries before your child will accept the new food. Don’t give up.

MELINDA

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