CAN YOU FIX A PICKY EATER?

Do you know a picky eater? Whether it is your child or a child in your life, you know it can drive a parent nuts. Why won’t they just try something new? Where did these strong opinions even come from? Can you fix a picky eater? Will it always be like this? 

Next month Foublie is launching an e-class –Feed Picky Eaters–  to share all we know about picky eating. We’re in the middle of developing it, which means we’re playing with food, testing out strategies and reading a lot of the evidence. We wanted to share our favorite things so far.

Like what you see? Check out our class. Mealtime-battle-free 2020, here we go!

Picky eating is pretty common

Picky eating peaks in kids between 1 and 6 years old. One study estimated about 20% of children are selective eaters. We think it’s under reported. So you are not alone in your frustration. 

It can come out of nowhere

Have you experienced the broccoli-love to broccoli-hate (and all green things-hate) show up overnight? You are also not alone. 

There are things you can do so picky eating doesn’t get Double O-C (aka out of control)

If your kid is 6 to 14 months old you are in a sweet spot where kids will eat ANYTHING. As a parent, you can take advantage of this time by exposing them to lots of new foods. There is cool data to show that these tastes are registered in the brain and kids will remember they’ve had it and are more likely to eat it when they are older.

Any child (or adult) can learn to love vegetables

This one is our favorite! You can fix a picky eater. 

One strategy that has success: When foods turn offensive, don’t push a kid to eat it. Instead, encourage the kid to explore the food. Describe the color, the taste, the texture. Ask your kid to lick the food. And don’t give up. Keep serving the offensive foods because one day (out of no where) they are going to actually eat it like it’s NBD.

Want to learn all of the strategies, tips, and tricks? 

Learn more about our Feed Picky Eaters class. It’s the right mix of evidence, and mom-sense. Learn at your own pace! From full on picky eater to kid who only eats a few veggies, this is for you!

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