Coping with Picky Eaters

When no food is good enough.

Coping with Picky Eaters

Well, we’ve probably all heard the story about a toddler who refuses to eat anything but peanut butter sandwiches.  Granted, it may not make headlines around the world, but it is enough to drive any parent around the bend.

Ann Douglas, author of The Mother of All Toddler Books says don’t fret.  Picky eating and toddlerhood really goes hand in hand. “Toddlers are very discriminating about everything and have all kinds of rules in their head about how the universe should be, and this is never more apparent than when it comes to food.  The most important thing to remember about toddlers and food is that your job is to present them with a range of healthy choices.  Studies show that if presented with foods that cross all foods groups, toddlers will make healthy choices.  They may not necessarily have vegetables today, but chances are they will find their way into their diet at some point in the week.”

The Parent Report’s guest expert is Ann Douglas, author of The Mother of All Toddler Books.

Adapted from The Parent Report Radio Show. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service.

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