Fussy eating is one of the most common food-related issue parents struggle to address. One day, your child’s favorite food in the world is peanut butter and jelly; the next, your child won’t touch any sandwich whatsoever. If you don’t address the issue, your child’s limited diet could lead to a lack of adequate nutrition.
Trying to get a child to eat a nutritious meal can be frustrating, and if you’re not careful, you could find yourself in serious power struggles and ongoing arguments that actually reinforce your child’s persnickety eating habits—especially if you’re raising a strong-willed child.
If you have a fussy eater on your hands, here are steps you can take to encourage your little one to become a healthy, happy eater.