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My son will be 2 in January. His best friend is a few weeks older and eats WAY more than he does. He won't even try most dishes. I find myself making more than 1 meal for him due to the fact he throws whatever I made him on the floor. Let me say that I do give him choices between 2 options- I usually end up making more than that just so he'll eat! Anyway, he picked out this pasta that is Elmo shaped for dinner tonight... put 1 piece in his mouth then spat it out immediately and threw the rest of his bowl on the floor. This was very quickly followed with a tantrum. He won't eat spaghetti, raw or cooked veggies or pretty much anything that isn't a snack food, chicken nuggets or fries (which I'm still angry at my mother about letting him have in the first place). I find myself looking at pictures on Facebook of my friends' kids enjoying steamed carrots and ravioli with sauce. i can't get him to eat anything without the sauce. He also prefers eating with his fingers but asks for a fork or spoon (which he then proceeds to just stab the table with). Right now the only protein I can get him to eat that isn't fried (i.e. nuggets) are the Gerber Graduates chicken or turkey sticks. Sometimes I can get him to eat deli meat but then he has an upset tummy for the next several hours (i have the same reaction to deli meats). Any ideas? Anyone? He's taking a vitamin to help with the lack of nutrition but its heartbreaking that some nights I feel like he's going to bed hungry. But I don't want him to think its OK to eat cheerios or puff snacks as a meal.