Picky Eaters and How to Deal with Them

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Picky Eaters and How to Deal with Them

Does this sound familiar?

“He doesn’t eat anything green.”

“My daughter won’t eat food that’s mixed together.”

“She doesn’t like soup.”

You can handle your fussy eaters! Try these tips to help your eaters be a little less picky. Before you know it, they’ll eat anything.

You may be familiar with phrases like: “Thomas only eats chicken nuggets and fries when we go out to eat,” or “Eliza will only eat white foods.” Your child may refuse to eat some types of foods based on the food's color or texture. This behavior is common between the ages of 2 and 5. Even though your child may be picky, they are probably still healthy if they have plenty of energy and are growing. If you are concerned about their nutrition, talk to your doctor.

This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.