Sometimes picky eating is a much deeper problem than it seems. But sometimes it’s not. Here is a simple cure for picky eaters…that aren’t really that picky.
I wouldn’t call any of my kids picky eaters.
Wait a minute. Isn’t this whole site devoted to feeding children that struggle with eating? Yep! And I learned it all from my kids.
But none of them is picky.
To me a picky eater is a child that is truly just wanting to have some control and make his own decisions about his food.
A picky eater is not a child whose diet is limited to noodles and crackers. That is a much deeper problem related to the child’s health (be on the lookout for my book on how to deal with that soon!!)
My kids all have other root causes for their eating issues. When they are feeling good they are all wonderful eaters.
Today I’m talking about the kind of picky eating that is more a battle of wills than taste buds.
If your child is a picky eater there is a simple cure. Teach your child to cook!
I can’t tell you how many times my kids have practically inhaled a meal because they helped prepare it. They feel such a sense of accomplishment.
Great idea! But how exactly do I teach my kids to cook?
Katie at Kitchen Stewardship has put together an amazing course for both parents and children to teach kids of all ages to cook.
My kids and I have been previewing the course over the last couple months. Not only are my kids absolutely loving it and learning a lot, I’m learning too!
I’m learning basic skills I was never taught as a child. I’m learning how to teach my children and how to work with them in the kitchen.
So far my kids’ favorite part has been using knives (of course). You can preview the knife skills for free right now.
But there is SO much more to learn. My four year old is already starting to crack eggs. My seven year old is very anxious to try making a detailed recipe on her own. She actually made today’s breakfast (she even planned it) of strawberry parfaits.
Kids Cook Real Food is a way to get the whole family on board with healthier eating and put that picky eating to rest. Who knows, you may have a budding chef on your hands!
The course is open for enrollment this week.
Check out the free videos and get ready to end the picky eating by teaching your child to cook. It is a skill that will benefit both you and your kids for life.
Does your child have strong opinions about what she will or won’t eat?
There really is a simple cure for picky eaters. Get them in the kitchen! If that doesn’t work. Come back and see me when my book is ready and we’ll talk more!
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