Like many moms, I’ve had my patience tested at the dinner table by my kids, who like meatloaf one week and don’t the next. Even though I’m a dietitian, my kids aren’t eating octopus and quinoa salads with a side of kale in their lunch boxes. They’re typical kids, who love a good PB&J, have their own unique quirks, and need some time to warm up to guacamole.
As a former finicky eater myself, I understand where my kids are coming from when they’re suspicious of a seemingly innocuous sprinkling of parsley. So I try to be patient.
Recommended Books for Feeding Kids
- Fearless Feeding: How to Raise Healthy Eaters from High Chair to High School by Jill Castle and Maryann Jacobsen
- From Picky to Powerful: Transform Your Outlook on Picky Eating and End Food Battles Forever! by Maryann Jacobsen (e-book)
- Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense by Ellyn Satter
- It’s Not About the Broccoli: Three Habits to Teach Your Kids for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating by Dina Rose