Melanie's tips will now be called Peas Pointers and she plans to guest write for our blog every month. Here is her first:
If you have a picky eater, I bet the one food they will eat are those prehistoric animal shaped chicken nuggets. While I tend to believe most foods can be part of a healthy diet, in my opinion, chicken nuggets are grossly over-served to kids.
If you have a picky eater and you want them to eat a variety of foods, you must offer it to them. And, as hard as it may be, you cannot fall back on foods your picky eater will eat when they skip a meal or two. I have learned through the years that kids will not starve themselves.
So go ahead. Roast broccoli. Grill fish. Bake sweet potatoes. Be patient. Picky eaters will try new foods. It just takes time.