What to feed a fussy 9yr old

Tracey - posted on 04/03/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Does any one have any idea of what I should fed Cameron he lives on Two minute noodles.

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Amie - posted on 04/05/2009

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Quoting Ashley:



Let him help you cook.  He can help you pick out ingredients and recipes that he wants to try.  He can help measure, pour, wash the vegetables/fruits.  It really helps to get them involved.  I have a 9 year old sister that was very picky, but when I had her get involved she started trying new foods.  Make sure he sees you trying new things also.  If this doesn't help, then just stop making the noodles.  He is old enough that he won't starve himself and when he gets hungry he will eat what you made.  Hope this helps!





My oldest will be 9 this summer and while we don't have this problem with her we do sometimes with our 4 year old boy.... Ashely's suggestion here is the best one I think! It really helps our little man eat better when he's involved and gets to help. We even let him pick the menu sometimes and it turns out great! The one night he chose, pork chops, broccoli (little trees lol) and rice. So giving them options and letting them help is not a bad thing. I was never a fan of hiding veggies or fruit to give to them though. My kids have all gotten healthy eating habits by using this method. Well that and we rarely stock junky food in our house so their options are limited. lol!

Sandra - posted on 04/04/2009

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Our rule is one bit and swallow. And we say "you don't want the good food do you." It seem to work when you say DON'T because kids seam to want it then. I also hide veggie in spaghetti sauce like grating zucchini and carrot,onions they don't seam to know the difference. With pasta I do spinach very thinly in sauce almost minced. My kids love it. Steaming veggie part way so they are still a little hard seams to work better they taste better than too soft especially with broccoli ( we call them little tree) and cauliflower. With dips kids love dips. Let him choose his favorite dip. Try making it fun get him involved and letting him cook with you. My kids like quick home made pizza. You get everything ready and let them choose the topping ask both of your children to try the topping. lots of fun. I hope this helps it does for me.

Ashley - posted on 04/04/2009

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Let him help you cook.  He can help you pick out ingredients and recipes that he wants to try.  He can help measure, pour, wash the vegetables/fruits.  It really helps to get them involved.  I have a 9 year old sister that was very picky, but when I had her get involved she started trying new foods.  Make sure he sees you trying new things also.  If this doesn't help, then just stop making the noodles.  He is old enough that he won't starve himself and when he gets hungry he will eat what you made.  Hope this helps!

Janelle - posted on 04/04/2009

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I have a fussy Miss Four.. Everyone says it is normal for children to be fussy.... I got sick of the usual Dinner time arguments about not eating vegies. I thought with all this pressure to eat she won't want to eat at all! I got sneaky!!

Start hiding their vegies!

Spag bol is a favourite for Jessica, As your son does like the 2 minute noodles he would defineately like pasta it is the same.. Cook mince when mine is cooking i mash it with a fork so it's not lumpy with big chunks. Grate carrot into it. I also cook broccoli and cauliflower until it is so soft it falls apart,mash that up into a puree,stir that into the mince too. Its totally disguised you can't see it and you can't taste it. Does he like cheese? Grate that on top too if he does.

If your worried that he will see you do all this and won't eat it cause he has seen you add it puree vegies when he is at school put into little containers and freeze. thor out and sneakily add it while he's not looking.

Or if he is just a 2 minute noodle fan and doesn't want anything else don't add the flavouring! let him eat it plain... leave a little water in it won't hurt him...just makes it a little sloppy... let it cool a little i would just make it so yuck and plain that he will ask for something different.

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