I have to say, one of my biggest pet peeves (and I am not talking about the OP here) is people who say things like "My 3 yr old won't eat anything but McDonald's fries"...Umm, yes they WILL when you stop buying McDonald's fries for them!!! There is not a kid in the world who is going to starve themselves. Offer the right food, but don't make eating an issue. If they don't want it tell them "Ok, well, it's here when you decide you're hungry" and leave it at that. Don't buy the foods you don't want them to eat, it really is that simple. Explain that some foods are good for once in a while, and some are good for every day. Don't make the fries a "treat" because it gives them more importance. Just make oven fries at home and don't make a big deal of it. Buy good, wholesome foods, and leave it at that.
at 3:03 AM on Jan. 31, 2009