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Tuesday Tip for Picky Eaters: A French Approach

I am feeling a little under the weather today, so I am taking a shortcut on this edition of Tuesday Tips for Picky Eaters. 

One of the blogs that inspires me is "French Foodie Baby". Over the weekend, she posted a set of seven strategies she uses to avoid food power struggles with her toddler. So far, these have worked to entice her little guy to eat a diverse menu of foods, including vegetables.

I particularly like her take on dealing with food rejection:
2. No assumptions, keep the faith
When he seems to reject a food (spitting it out), I remain nonchalant about it, and reoffer it several times over the following weeks, confident that he will most likely enjoy it eventually. There's nothing so far he has consistently rejected. I have noticed many times it's not that he doesn't like the food, but rather that he feels like eating something else on his plate. And sometimes he will chew a food, and then spit it out, which tells me he probably likes the taste, but is unfamiliar with the texture.

What do you think about these food strategies? Have you tried them with your family?

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