How to Prevent Picky Eaters
Shira Lenchewski MS, RD, is a registered dietitian and celeb nutritionist. Below, she walks us through how to avoid a picky eater.
Here’s What You Need To Know:
- A young child may need to be exposed to a new flavor a dozen or more times, before they learn to embrace it.
- Because growth spurts come and go, kids may not be as hungry. Do your best to be neutral and warm.
- Have a healthy relationship with food, try to ditch guilt from eating.
- Help kids learn about real food early and bring them into the process, whether it’s cooking or visiting a farmer’s market.
By age two, kids know how to articulate what they want. Especially, if what they want is a hearty plate of chicken nuggets and french fries. While this meal can be delicious, it is definitely not nutritious. Thankfully, there are ways to help children under 2 embrace real foods. Below is Shira Lenchewski’s advice on how to expand a child’s palette.