Picky Eaters at Home: 10 Tricks To Help Parents

Do you have a little picky eater at home? Well, you are not the only one! You do not have to worry about getting your little one to eat what you serve, when you have a few tricks up your sleeve.

With these tips provided, you can win those battles that are waged during meal times!

Here are 10 great tips to help you stop your fussy eater from being picky about food:

  1. Include Yummy Dips: Handle Picky Eaters at HomeKids love finger foods and one awesome way to get your picky eater to eat is to add dips to the menu. No matter what you serve, include a side of delicious dip and it could make your little one more willing to eat!

  2. Disguise Veggies: Most kids avoid veggies and when you want your little one to eat them, a trick worth trying is disguising them. Make them fun-looking and they are bound to taste one or two and realize that they are not so bad!

  3. Encourage Self-Service: Letting kids serve themselves is a fantastic way to get them eat. They will feel grown up and enjoy putting food on their own plates!

  4. Allow Playfulness: Kids love playing with their food. Do not stop them from doing so; as long as they eat, everything is fine!

  5. Let Them Help: Let your little one help while you prepare meals. Kids love helping out and while they do, you can tell them the goodness of all the foods you are preparing!

  6. Eat Well: As parents, you need to set a good example. Show them that you are not fussy about food and eat well. They will do the same!

  7. Avoid Junk Food: Such food spoils the appetite. Give your little one more fresh food, even for snacks and they will be healthier and get used to unprocessed foods!

  8. Try Different Foods: Keep changing the menu at home until you find foods that your little one likes. It will take a while, but it’s worth it and will definitely work!

  9. Serve Small Portions: Instead of filling your kid’s plate, serve a small portion at first. This helps in making kids eat. They will ask for seconds if they are not full.

  10. Go Food-Shopping Together: Take your little one to the grocery with you and let him pick some foods that he would like to try at home. Encourage him to touch, smell and feel the foods too!

About Pacific Preschool & Kindergarten

Pacific PreSchool & Kindergarten is one-of-a-kind preschool and child care center in San Marcos, California. Their goal is to provide an early childhood education program to little children so that it satisfies their physical, socio-emotional and child development needs in a progressive way. Lynda Way, the owner of Pacific PreSchool & Kindergarten, makes use of her 40 years of professional knowledge in childhood development and truly loves what she does.

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  1. Caleb

    I was a picky eater myself when I was a child. Some of these methods worked on me so I know they can be successful.