It is now so common for children to be â€œpicky eatersâ€ that most consider it a normal childhood phase. There are special menus at restaurants and at social events shaping this whole â€œchildrenâ€™s foodâ€ cultureâ€”offering them primarily chicken nuggets, french fries, and mac and cheese. Despite parentsâ€™ best efforts, â€œpicky kidsâ€ seem to choose carbs all day long and getting them to eat healthier foods can appear like an impossible task. But is it? Can picky eaters be â€œfixedâ€?
On todayâ€™s podcast, Jennifer Scribner, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and author of â€œFrom Mac & Cheese to Veggies, Pleaseâ€, helps us understand what makes a picky eater â€œpickyâ€ in the first place and she gives us strategies for helping them change their eating patterns. She tells us what to expect and how to plan ahead to make the transition smooth (or at least smoother) as we navigate from picky to healthy.
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