How to get children to try new foods


Mealtimes can become a bit of a battle if you have a child that is fussy about what they eat. You may find that you are constantly cooking several different meals to please everyone or that you are battling with your child to eat what is on their plate. It is important to try and teach your child from a young age about good food habits but shouting at them and forcing them to eat certain foods can be worse. It is all about getting the balance right. You need to be in a position where your child will eat a little bit from pay or the food groups to ensure that they stay healthy. Lots of children have the same sort of dislikes such as onions, mushrooms and tomatoes. It may be that these sorts of ingredients are the base of many of the meals you prepare, it does not mean you should cut them out entirely. Often blending up or very finely chopping these foods will allow you to still put them in to your meal without it being obvious. Often it is more the consistency of food that children do not like rather than the taste. If they refuse to eat vegetables or potatoes then you may still put a very small amount on to their plate at mealtime.

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