Again, as I have said before, I can really relate to the difficulty of getting good, healthy foods into my daughter. I spent so much time worrying about how horrible that pizza or mac 'n cheese was for her! It has been a battle for her entire life ( literally; even with the bottle, as she was allergic to every formula but the MOST expensive one )
People haven't tolerated her difficulties well, and judged all of us for the way we handled it. They said, she should "just get over it!" Little did they know...
By Jason Katzenback
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.
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