Do You Have Picky Eaters? I Have the Answer

Veggies for dinnerMy Kids Will Only Eat Food that Comes From a Children’s Menu –You Too? Here’s Help

(I’m sorry, I don’t have the rights to reprint the article in full and I could use comments to the site where it’s posted.  PS they called me “anonymous,” which doesn’t exactly make me happy, but they’re newly revamped and I want this job.  Maybe getting readers to the site will parlay into a byline.  Who knows?  It happens to be a cute piece.  ENJOY!) Go there now or read the intro below:

Okay, maybe you have this problem, also.  My kids only eat food you’d find on a children’s menu.  You know, the usual suspects:  grilled cheese, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, mac n cheese, pizza, burgers, buttered noodles, etc.  I could list the health content in these meals, but let’s just agree to call it nil.  Where did I go wrong?  It’s not like I didn’t try to introduce them to a vast selection of wholesome foods.  No, I’ve never pulled one of those, “you can’t get up from the table until you finish your cauliflower” diatribes, but I fed them every healthy baby food I could find on the shelves.  They ate broccoli, spinach, carrots, and even that gross smelling Turkey dinner meal that was pureed and mashed into a jar.  Now, a turkey dinner comes from Subway, and is filled with little turkey or anything else of nutritional value – basically, we’re talking about a dolled up grilled cheese sandwich.

At my house, I’m required to make two meals each night… Please read on at Momtourage.

9 thoughts on “Do You Have Picky Eaters? I Have the Answer

  1. rachy

    for many years, my 2 boys ate nothing but chicken nuggets. didn’t matter where we went: mcdonalds, cracker barrel, a steak place, a fancy restaurant. same thing every time!

    but now they are 18 and 20 and eat anything. so, jenny, just wait, oh maybe another 8 to 10 years and the picky eating stage will be a thing of the past!

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  4. cherie

    I thought the article was great. Couldn’t comment on the article at the site. Just think back to those days when you were a kid, tell me what did you eat?…

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  5. Bari

    I was able to share on Momtourage. Basically, I said that I thought your idea of using a star chart to encourrage trying new foods was genius! The psych classes paid off! Bravo

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  6. Pam

    Jenny– you are so right. One exception– if my mother cooked liver, she’d let me have a hot dog. Whoo hoo!
    June 30 at 10:35pm · LikeUnlike ·

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  7. Denet

    I can totally relate! There are nights I have 3 pots boiling on the stove. 1 with spaghetti, 1 with penne and 1 with egg noodles- The girls apparently say the shape of the pasta makes them taste different 🙂

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