Encouraging a picky eater
(HealthDay News) -- If your child is a picky eater, there's a good chance that it's an early attempt to exercise control.
Here's how you can placate your picky eater while getting him or her to munch on more nutritious offerings:
- Serve at least one food that you know that your child loves, but offer it along with other foods that other family members enjoy.
- Help your child feel more in control by offering two or three choices. Avoid offering too many choices, which can be overwhelming.
- Let kids participate in preparing, planning, shopping for and cooking meals.
- Make sure you eat the foods that you're encouraging your child to eat.
Attribution: -- Diana Kohnle
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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First published: 07/04/2012
Last updated: 07/04/2012