Why? Did you know that if your child consistently eats nothing but one kind of food long enough with nothing else, they are at risk for certain diseases and issues? Like the 2 year old I saw that ate nothing but oatmeal...and his teeth and hair were falling out, he bruised easily and he now has scurvy and can't walk on his legs. He needed extensive therapy. This is why kids need to eat a variety of food, not because we think that we are the boss and should force them to eat. It is also the reason everyone on here tells you to put healthy foods only in front of your kids and eventually they will eat and they won't starve.
We have had a rule from day 1 in my house... Our kitchen is NOT a restaurant and I don't cook to order. With that being said, I try to cook meals that everyone likes, sometimes I can't please everyone. For instance my 11 yr old hates red sauce and the rest of us love it, so in place of the red sauce I let her eat noodles with just cheese. I always have a fruit and vegetable for them at every meal and they learned at a very early age that not every meal is going to be a fun meal, IE... pizza, hamburgers, chicken nuggets and so on...
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