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pickey eater

my 6 year old son is a vary pickey eater. what should i do he dont eat most of the food i make.
is it wrong not to give him something elts?
is thire away i can fix this?


Asked by sgmommy40 at 10:02 AM on Jul. 20, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • I agree with the one bite rule.
    Also, sneak in the good stuff. Look for a book called Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld.

    Long before my mom bought me this cook book, I was pureeing carrots into my spaghetti sauce and macaronni and chz. It's TOTALLY unnoticeable in spaghetti sauce! There are SO many ways to sneak in veggies and ur kids will NEVER know they ate them! lol

    I made oatmeal choc chip cookies w/ chicpeas once. My mother love them. They were so moist and it was just like macadamia nuts and they didn't have a ton of sugar either.

    Answer by rachel92782 at 5:51 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • Try insisting that he try "at least one bite" of everything you make. Offer a variety of fresh fruits and veggies, with different dips and sauces. My daughter will now ASK for broccolli and ranch dressing. Kids LOVE dipping.

    Answer by say_tay at 10:06 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • ugh the spelling....

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:08 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • Lets be nice. She didn't ask for comments on her spelling. My 5 year old daughter is a picky eater also, but I insist she eat at least a few bites of what I cook. She insisted she didn't like green beans but I put them on her plate anyway. She ate them, and she loved them. It's the only way they are going to learn what they really do and don't like. I try to make one thing each kid really likes for dinner every night. Like we might have grilled chicken, steamed vegetables and rice because my oldest loves rice and chicken, and my daughter likes vegetables and chicken. My middle son, he's not picky, he will eat anything. If I am cooking something I know my daughter truly does not like, then I will cook her something different but still healthy. She does not get junk food like chicken nuggets and macaroni because she doesn't want the meal I cook. She might get a PB&J (whole wheat bread, low sugar peanut butter, organic jelly).

    Answer by AprilDJC at 1:17 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • We do at 3 bites. and only give little bit at first. then if they still dont want to cook what i cook no snake before bed.. they will at least try it now.

    Answer by twistedcandy at 12:39 AM on Jul. 21, 2009