Kids go through phases where they won't eat what is put in front of them. They may even turn their noses up at things they used to like opting for a slice of cheese or a handful of pretzels. This can be frustrating for parents who want to make sure their lil ones are getting the nutrients they need.
Food guru Annabel Karmel discusses picky eaters in her upcoming cookbook The Fussy Eaters' Recipe Book, 135 Quick, Tasty and Healthy Recipes that Your Kids Will Actually Eat which hits bookstores in August.
In the meantime, Karmel says she has always found children to be more interested in the food on their parents’ plates than on their own, so when possible eat as a family so your kids can see you noshing on different foods.
She also suggests making homemade versions of your child’s unhealthy favorites, introducing bright colored food and presenting it in a fun way. To see a video clip and get recipes for chicken fingers and chicken satay,