Exploring Food: How to Explore New Food with Preschoolers
Do any of the statements below remind you of your mealtime with kids?
- "How many peas do I need to eat?"
- "Ew. I don't want to try that."
- "Is there anything else to eat?"
Because you want your child to grow healthy and strong, your child's picky eating can be cause for concern. Studies show that most children do not consume the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables, and picky eaters tend to shy away from vegetables, so that concern is understandable. Fortunately for most parents, a child's picky eating is temporary. If you don't make it a big deal, it will end before school age. Try the following tips to help deal with your child's picky eating behavior in a positive way. Check the ones that work for you and your child.