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My daughter is a picky eater, do you have any good recipes to try?


Q. I’m having trouble making my daughter meals. Most of the time I make her eggs, pancakes, and tortillas but she won’t really eat meat. I need meals and recipes because she eats a lot of fruit but not a lot of meat. Can you give me recipes of ways that she will eat it?


A. Having picky eaters is normal. Children learn about foods in a variety of ways. They have to smell it, touch it, taste it, see you enjoying it, and then maybe they might try it. You may offer a food ten times before they decide to give it a try. Don’t find yourself in a food fight. Just offer the same foods you are eating at a meal and pair it with something you know they like. Encourage them to take two or three bites of the other foods on their plate and reinforce that this is what we are eating at this time. Check out our Healthy Kids section for kid-friendly recipes and activities.

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