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what to do with a picky eater

Avery is undoubtedly a picky eater.  Here's some advice I've been reading by Ellyn Satter and Mark Bittman, in case anyone else has a choosy eater on their hands!  Here are some nice articles on my favorite Canadian food blog as well:

The Picky Eater and Me: A Survival Guide

How to Help Your Child Embrace Food

Balanced Meals for Kids

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The OT/PT that taught Logan's development classes told us parents to engage our kids in a lot of activities that gets their hands messy and exposed to a wide range of sensations. They said sometimes kids are picky eaters because they don't like the textures of foods and it helps to expose them to a lot of play dough time, shaving-cream painting, rice-digging, and sand sculpting, etc. Logan can be a bit of a clean freak sometimes, mostly when it comes to sand on his feet but he LOVES finger-painting on our counter with shaving cream, as does Audrey. We missed a play date once where they were going to strip the kids down to their underwear and aprons let them fingerpaint and body paint with "jello paint." Sounded like fun.

August 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Cheng

Good suggestions!

August 9, 2010 | Registered CommenterMichelle

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