Expert tips for families with picky eaters

Priority Health

What’s for dinner? This common question gets complicated when your kids get picky about what’s on their plate.  Trying to find a meal that works for the whole family can sometimes be stressful. Rebecca Mason from Priority Health has some helpful advice.

Be patient with your child – it can take 10-15 exposures to a new food for your child to be willing to try it. You can try different cooking methods because you never know which recipe version they may like.

It’s important that you do not become a short order cook, a child will be less willing to try something different if they know they’ll get their own special meal instead. Try pairing something new with something familiar. Instead of overhauling the dinner plate, pair a new food with foods you know your kids already like.

Remember to be a good role model, parents need to be willing to try new things too. And get them involved. Let them pick a new fruit or veggie at the grocery store. Give them age-appropriate tasks, make it fun and allow them to help you on the shopping trip and in the kitchen.

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