eating habits

Jessica - posted on 10/18/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I have a 2 year old daughter who is a VERY picky eater. She will only eat pizza chicken nuggets mac n chz and so on. She refuses to eat her vegetables and only like grapes blueberries and apples for fruits. I want her to eat more healthy and I try but I also don't want her to go without so I eventually cave in. I'm kind of at my wits end on what to do or how to do it. any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated!!

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Amanda - posted on 10/18/2010

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This is normal behavior for this age. My toddler is going through the same thing. What they put in their bodies is something that can actually control.
I just keep offering new things along with the things I know he will eat. He surprises me sometimes. He just recently started snacking on rasins. He loves crackers and dry cereal. He too will eat chicken nuggets and mac and cheese. He eats lots of fruit(peahes, apples, grapes, pineapple, watermellon). Sometimes I can get him to eat a grilled cheese or peanut butter sandwich if I cut off the crust and cut them into strips. I have even gotten him to eat raw baby carrots if I slice them up small. I try and make most things bite sized pieces so that I can put a plate out in the living room for him . I find he eats much better this way. Eating on the go. He can keep playing and eat at the same time. Makes us both happy.

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My rule has always been that my son has to taste the new foods first and if he really doesn't like it then I can fix him something else. At least I know he tried something new. And I remind him how stubborn I am. I never cave. He has to taste it (but is never forced to finish it). I always keep in mind that it takes up to 10 tastes before they will accept a new food and he has learned to like a large variety of foods. You can also try Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld. It's a cookbook loaded with healthy recipes. They all contain hidden veggies or fruit. Good luck.

Jessica - posted on 10/19/2010

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Hmmmm bite sized I didn't even think of that. I'm glad it's not just my kid, I was getting worried. But I guess I'll just continue to offer new things and see what she does. Thank you Amanda.

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