How To Feed A Picky Eater

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Having picky eaters can turn dinner into a parents headache. Kids can be picky when it comes to food, especially vegetables and fruits. What can you do? How can you get your picky eater to try different foods? Good habits start at an early age. Here are some helpful tips.

1. Practice what you preach

If you aren’t eating fruits and veggies, don’t expect your children too. Setting your plate up, like your child’s plate will encourage them to try different foods.
2. Taste development

Start your child eating healthy as young as possible. Give healthy snacks such as carrot stick, celery, apple slices, and oranges rather than roll ups, chips and candy.

3. Keep eating times distraction free

Turn off the television, put away the toys and turn off the phones.
4. Allow kids to be involved

Kids love to help prepare meals and grocery shop. Let your child select the veggy and fruits to be prepared for meals. Let the wash the produce and prepare them for plating. When grocery shopping, let the picky eater help pick out the fruits and veggies.
5. Don’t give up

Be persistent, if your child is refusing to try a new food, encourage them to try a bit. Keep including healthy food items in your child’s diet on a regular basis. It takes children an average of ten times before they develop a like for a particular food.

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LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grand children. She adores animals, and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, who's mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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