Kids can be really picky eaters. According to the experts, that’s natural. Some children are naturally more sensitive to taste, smell and texture. Their tastebuds actually taste bitter, where adults may think it tastes great. Other children develop picky eating habits by copying their their parents’ fussy eating habits.
Picky eating habits are more likely to develop when parents punish, bribe, or reward their children’s eating behaviors. The goal for feeding a picky eater should be to try new foods and to keep food from becoming the start of a lifelong war. We got some tips from nutritionists, and Veronica talked to three kids who will try anything. James, Torie and Cat have come to visit me in the Northwest a couple of times now. We experiment with food and search out international food carts. They are honest with their reviews too! You can hear the story here:
Photo by Michelle Bell
There are lots of resources online for help when it comes to picky eaters. You can find one here
There’s another one here