Loving older sister needs advice from helpful moms about picky eaters!!

Marisol - posted on 03/19/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I'm 19 and I take care of my sister almost everyday after school. She will be 12 this year. My parents do a great job in keeping our home full of a variety of foods, but have found my sister to be a picky eater. My parents work late so I take the ease off of my mom and try to make a healthy dinner, but have found my sister will only eat chicken and white rice. And she's constantly asking for that when I ask what we should have for dinner. I don't want to feed her the same thing every night, and I enjoy cooking so I can be experimental. Are there any easy meals that have worked on your picky eaters around this age? Are there any tricks you use to get them to eat more nutritious?

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Marisol - posted on 03/19/2014

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Thank you Jodi! I guess I wasn't too specific. Yes she will eat others things but it's more she's becoming a picky selective eater because that's all she WANTS. TOO eat. So i think it's a problem I need to take up with my mom since she is never really home during dinner debate time. I just don't want to seem like I am trying to tell my mom how to be a mother or suggest that I know what's better for my sister than she does!

Jodi - posted on 03/19/2014

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OK, 12 year olds shouldn't be THIS picky. If she only likes two things, then she needs to grow up. If I had a 12 year old that was this picky she'd be going hungry. If you are having to use "tricks" to hide food for 12 year olds, there is a problem that is greater than her nutrition. Someone needs to be the parent and a 12 year old needs to understand that nutritious meals are important, not hiding the nutrition. What is she? Four?

You know what you do? You put her dinner in front of her and you tell her that's what's for dinner and if she doesn't like it she can go hungry. A 12 year old does not dictate the menu in my home, and neither should they in any home.

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