The Power of Choice: Picky Eating Tip

a white plate showing foods served two ways: salmon burger, plain salmon, hard boiled egg with white, just the yolk, etc

Are you giving your child enough choices at mealtime?  When it comes to picky eating, choice is EVERYTHING.

Many of you know that our son stopped eating when he turned one. Not like stopped eating will only eat bananas and applesauce eating but STOPPED EATING. Wouldn’t touch anything fresh. Not a banana. Not french fries. Not even a tater tot.

There are a lot of reasons for his picky eating path. But one way out is almost always through choice. 

This is an example of lunch we prepared for our son. Choice doesn’t have to be hard or require hours in the kitchen. It can be as simple as presenting the same food 2 different ways.  And this presentation of choice also works great for introducing new foods to babies. Small changes in shape and presentation can make a world of difference.

For more on picky eating, see Reversing Picky Eating.

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