“Children can meet their nutritional needs without eating vegetables,” my nutrition professor announced to my college nutrition class. Every mom in the room gasped with relief. Of course the topic of healthy eating for picky eaters wasn’t high on my priority list at the time. But I’ll never forget the impact it had on parents – and now I understand why.
When it comes to feeding kids, it’s the parent’s job is to offer a nutritious diet. But we all know that the food we choose doesn’t always make it into the mouths of “>picky eaters. So what’ s a parent to do?
Have a plan!
Because it can take a while for little palates to come around, try pairing these easier-to-accept foods with other items they aren’t ready to eat (yet). (more…)