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What to do with a picky eater?

I have a 5 y.o. who refuses to eat anything other than mac n cheese and carrot sticks!! I've tried lots of fruits and other veggies but I dont want to force it and make the issue worse. Anyone else deal with this? Any tips?

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Arlan posted September 22, 2020

Seems to be normal at this age. Just keep offerring and don't push anything too har, you dont want to get into a food power struggle!! 0 Likes

Sheila posted September 22, 2020

This is always tough! I went through the same thing with my 4 year old, she grew out of it eventually :) 0 Likes

Shria posted March 31, 2022

every kid is different, but what I've found helped with kids that age is involving them in the cooking process! letting them hold, smell, taste some ingredients, letting them stir, knead dough, turning the mealtime into playtime. i wouldn't recommend this if you're exhausted or in a hurry, but if you have the time, get your kid involved! they might be more inclined to try eating something if your kid helped make it 0 Likes