How to Support Children who are Picky Eaters

It is often hard to understand what prompts a child to favor one food over another or to stop liking a certain food altogether.  As a parent, I am sure it is frustrating to cook a meal that your child refuses to eat it, while they demand something else be made for them ("NO! I want chicken nuggets!").  Children can develop interesting behaviors to foods and aversions to eating altogether.  It is said that picky eating habits are more likely to develop when parents punish, bribe or reward their children's eating behaviors. But what should you do as a parent instead when this is all you can think of in the moment?!  The following articles will hopefully help shed some light on how to handle your picky eater at home so that you have less battles at the dinner table.  Good luck to you all, and happy eating!

Additional Resources:

10 Tips for Helping Picky Eaters

Managing Picky Eaters without Disrupting the Family