Real Solutions to Picky Eaters and Food Texture Concerns

When children are involved, it might seem difficult to go through mealtimes as their likes and dislikes of food choices seem to evolve as their feelings. This makes parents to be dumbfounded because something that they liked yesterday suddenly becomes something that they distaste today. Sometimes, the challenge is that the child is adapting to new food textures. Therefore, to help parents battling with children who behave this way, the author has sought advice from nutrition experts on insights they can shed on food parenting, which includes how to treat picky eaters and also make them adapt to food tastes and textures. One expert, Nicole Silber, confirms the fact that feeding eaters who are picky can be a really tricky challenge. Even when the parent feels they need a vegetable, they keep insisting that they would not have any taste of it. Some of the tips she gives is that the parent should make sure that the child is hungry before he comes to the table to eat his food. Any snack or juice that would be given in-between meals should be cut out and snacks should be limited to ideally about two hours before the meal. Other tips for parents on how to deal with picky eaters are outlined in the blog.

Key Takeaways:

  • It can be utter despair for a mother to find that a food that their child liked the day before is something the child doesn’t like today.
  • The blog has interviewed experts on feeding children from their tendency to be picky eaters to how to introduce new tastes and textures to mealtimes.
  • Some kids grow up to love food and anything that has to do with eating, but other children do not like food and eating that much.

“It can seem difficult to navigate mealtime as food likes and dislikes appear to be forever changing.”

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