They say you should introduce a new food a few times, or in different forms. Say you are trying to get him to eat broccoli, you can try it raw, then steamed, then with cheese on top, that kind of thing. Or say you want him to eat yogurt and he loves strawberries add strawberries to his yogurt. My daughter is very picky, I put green beans on her plate about 15 times before she even touched them, then she kind of ate 2 and was done. But when I snuck them there again a week later she ate all of them. I try to make sure there is something there I know she will eat, she loves fruit so she gets some form of it with every meal so I know for sure that even if she doesn't eat whatever else I put on her plate she will eat that. Or if I really want her to eat something I tell her after she eats this many bites she can have an apple. At least that way she tries it, if she doesn't like it thats fine too but at least she tried.
at 1:19 AM on Apr. 8, 2009