The Mystery of Picky Eaters
If you were to ask 100 parents why they think their children are picky eaters, chances are you would get 90 different answers. Although we know some children are picky eaters for no apparent reason, most are hard to please when it comes to food for two reasons - they are naturally fussy about tastes and textures or they have a learned behavior about food.
If you have a picky eater in your house, you are NOT alone! In fact, this is a very common complaint among parents. In addition to being frustrating, parents also worry that their child is not getting the appropriate nutrients needed for their growing bodies. With picky eaters, you typically see one of two things happening. First, you will find the child who simply has no interest in trying anything unfamiliar and second, you have the child who has no interest in trying foods he or she is familiar with, which is extremely challenging.
The name given to children who refuse to try anything new to eat is "neophobic". Interestingly, these children actually tend to have higher levels of anxiety than other children do. Although the exact reason why these children do not like trying new foods is unknown, experts believe it has something to do with personality trait or perhaps just a part of that child's normal childhood development. Now, the picker eater is a little different from the neophobic in that this child is not interested in eating foods that he or she is familiar with, which is caused more from life experiences.
Sometimes, a child will refuse to eat foods as a way of maintaining some type of control over the parent or situation. The fascinating aspect of this is that numerous studies show that generally, children who are picky eaters do not eat healthy foods and specifically lack vegetables in the diet. The key to working with a picky eater is that parents should never assume they will simply "grow out of it." While some kids do, not everyone does.
To help your picky eater experiment with different types of food, we are offering an outstanding book that will provide you with information, tips, support, and 500 recipes that most picky eaters love. Instead of guessing what you should fix for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even snacks, we have compiled some amazing recipes for you to try.
This book is loaded with information to help you handle the tough times with a picky eater. Most importantly, you will be guided through specific steps that cover things such as sensory integration, lactose intolerance, children who are obese, nutritional guidelines, strategies, and much more! Today is the day to take back your life and learn how to enjoy mealtime with the entire family again!
As you begin to read the book, you will connect with the content and numerous stories from other parents dealing with picky eaters just like you. Be encouraged in your quest to feed your picky eater and remember, you need to be patient, supportive, and creative when dealing with this type of child. We are confident that after reading our book - "Help! There's a Picky Eater in the House", you will be armed and educated to serve the exact type of meals your child wants to eat!
Jason Katzenback is author of "Help There is a Picky Eater in The House" and father to what he claims were the 'two pickiest eaters ever!' --- Wanting to help cope with his dinner table dramas Jason decided to put together a resource full of proven strategies and recipes that is Guaranteed to help parents cope with their picky eaters successfully. http://www.pickyrecipes.com
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