Does your toddler automatically say "NO!" when you offer him a new food?
Don't Give Up!
Nutrition Tip: Keep serving it at each meal anyway!
Your child may need to become familiar with a certain menu item before he goes near it. And make sure he sees you eating it!
Pressuring him will only make the situation worse.
It is possible to not get frustrated ...enjoy meal time with your family... and truly look forward to meal time instead of dreading it!
Focus on "The True Issue" Not On Your Child...taking unhealthy pressure off your picky eater which eliminates the tension that closes doors to trying new foods!
Elizabeth Ward, an author and registered dietitian, says to "tempt those tiny tastebuds!"
Approximately 4 million babies are born in the United States each year and when these babies reach 4 months old, many will start eating something besides breast milk or formula.
With more than 200 healthy and tasty homemade recipes, Elizabeth gives you an excellent tool for feeding your little one (whether they are picky or not)in her book, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Feeding your Baby and Toddler (The Complete Idiot's Guide).
How Parents can Instill Healthy Eating Habits for a Lifetime!
Nutrition Solution for Parents
Yes, healthy habits are established early in life and are highly influenced by family.
Unlike other guides, this book will help you as a parent to educate your children during those years that sometimes are full of eating battles.
If your child is a vegetarian, maybe a picky eater, eats only junk food,or is naturally overweight or underweight, this book will be a guide to parents who need to teach their children to be smart about the foods they eat!
Written by two registered dietitians, Eating Right from 8 to 18: Nutrition Solutions for Parents is a book you will want on your bookshelf as a parent.
How to Get Your Kids to Eat.....
But not too much.....
How to Get Your Kid to Eat: But Not Too Much is a book that is aclassic in the world of parents trying to figure out what to do with a child who snacks continuously or a young teen who has declared herself a vegetarian and refuses to eat any type of meat and only a few vegetables!
If this sounds familiar, you will want to read what Registered Dietitian, Ellyn Satter has to say.
She addresses the relationship between parents, children, and food in a friendly and supportive way with other books she has written.
Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense
Feeding With Love & Good Sense: Training Manual
Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family
And the good news is that kids DO start to get more adventurous with their eating at age 4 or 5!
Hey, it's just around the corner!