If your kids are invited over for dinner at a friend's house....
...and you know your kid is a picky eater, do you:
A) Pack him/her something you know he/she will eat.
B) Let the parents of the friend know what your child's food preferences are (pizza, chicken fingers, PBJ only type stuff) and insist that be served else kid isn't coming.
C) Offer to chip in on a pizza because you know your kid will not eat anything the other home cooks.
D) Encourage your child to try whatever is presented and practice good manners.
My skids will try pretty much anything and have never really had major food aversions. My SIL's kids are very picky so she usually will just tell us what we should fix. As a kid myself, I was taught that you try/eat what you're presented with when you're a guest. As a host, I try to ask ahead if people/kids have food preferences/dislikes so I can prepare something everyone will enjoy.
Just wondering what your typical plan of action is if you have a picky eater.
More on the background in another post.