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3 TIPS FOR FEEDING PICKY EATERS


Iraised kids who go through picky phases and still do, and who knows why,” Wimbush-Bourque says. “Can you change it? I’m not sure but there are steps that you can take to help shape their palates.

  1. Set a good example. “If you’re a picky eater, don’t be surprised if your child is a picky eater,” Wimbush-Bourque says. “Set an example by trying new foods yourself.”
  2. Introduce kids to new foods. “Encourage your kids to try new things,” she says. As a last resort, “there are recipes where you can ‘hide’ the vegetables. Like my Cheesy Butternut Squash Penne; it has a whole roasted squash in it.”
  3. Let them make some of the choices. Wimbush-Bourque has her children pick out a new fruit or vegetable to try when they’re at the grocery store. “Then the ball’s back in their court, and kids love being able to make decisions,” she says. “It makes them feel like their opinions matter and they love to feel grown up. So we start there: we try it raw, and we try it with something that they already like.”

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