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Picky Eaters

I thought the article by Jill Castle (http://www.bundoo.com/community-blog/5-surprising-ways-youre-enabling-picky-eating/) about picky eaters was really interesting. I definitely am guilty of serving the same meals over and over. I like the idea of letting the kids have opportunities to ‘interact’ with the food before trying it. I try to have the kids help me prep meals every so often so that they’re more interested in eating what we’re having.
What have you found works to get your picky eaters to try (and like!) new foods?

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  1. I’m guilty of serving the same foods repeatedly as well. Our lives are so hectic, and sometimes I just go into autopilot to get the kids to eat something…anything.

    I’ve found what works best for my 3-year-old is having someone else make a big deal out of eating or trying something new. If I try to get him to eat it…not happening. My husband? Nope there too. But he’ll pretty much eat anything either of our moms are eating or his cousin or friends who are all in his general age group. Peer pressure from people much cooler than Mom and Dad! 😉

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  2. Tacos is big hit in our house – we have all the toppings on the table so they can make their own, which is interacting with their food. I also try to set the table with big family style serving dishes, instead of putting the food on the plate for them. I am not sure if it’s working – but in theory it might. 🙂

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    1. Great idea! And another great article by Jill Castle! 🙂 http://www.bundoo.com/articles/family-style-meals-teach-your-children-food-regulation/

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  3. The other thing to remember about rotating different foods is that your child can be exposed to more nutrients this way. Boredom (hopefully) is also nixed. I always try to include something different at each meal, even if the rest of the food is the “usual fare.”

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  4. I have found having our son being involved in the shopping, prep etc always helps, as is being laid back about trying new things. We have a rule in our house that our son has to try one bite of everything but no more. It takes the stress out of eating new things off and a few times has definitely led to him liking something he would have otherwise refused!

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