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Why are kids so picky and how do i get my son to eat food?

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Asked by mrsparamo at 5:51 PM on Jul. 13, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • Because they have food preferences just like adults do? Depending on the age of the child, it could be a texture thing.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 5:54 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • ya hes 5 and he rather eat junk instead of food and i wont give him junk ill try to get him to eat a little

    Comment by mrsparamo (original poster) at 5:57 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • some kids are just sensitive to flavors and smells, textures

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 5:58 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • my son won't eat green beans, but he's only 21 months old. i just keep serving them when i want & eventually he might eat them.

    Answer by mandielynn23 at 6:08 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • make sure there is no junk food for him to chose and eventually he will eat what is put out.

    Answer by maureen5969 at 6:39 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • Mine aren't picky. Quit buying junk food, if it's not in the house he can't have it and will have to eat good stuff.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:34 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • Keep offering what you would like for him to eat. It might take a while but it will work. My oldest was horrible about fruits and veggies. Now he actually asks for them.

    My 6 yr old is picky about certain foods (cheese, eggs, pasta) so we just insist that a bites worth sits on his plate. He doesn't have to eat it but it has to stay there. It's gotten him to eat some things but not cheese, eggs or most pasta. He does love fruits and veggies, though.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 8:57 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • Don't introduce them to un-healthy foods this way they don't know they know what they are missing.

    Answer by musicmom08 at 11:25 PM on Aug. 14, 2011

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