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My picky eater doesn’t like much but what he does like he gobbles down. How do I get him to try new things?


Posted by mom94447, 25th May 2015


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  • Personally I do encourage my kids to eat new stuff by presenting something what they really like together with something new, then offer more of the stuff they like when they eat something of what’s new or they don’t like so much.


  • Offer it but don’t force him to eat it. Eventually if he sees you eating it enough he may want to try it.


  • if all else fails, trick him! give him a platter of food with cheese, fruit, nuts etc and let him pick. He will eat what he likes and might try something new.


  • Offer something new each meal but don’t put pressure on him to eat it. Tell him what it is and that he can try it if he wants, put it in his plate then leave it and don’t mention it. Give it a week or so and see if he ends up trying something. When he says he doesn’t want it say that’s ok. Taking the pressure off may help… And if it doesn’t after a few weeks scrap the non pressure plan:) sometimes kids get there in there own time when we take the pressure off. Good luck!


  • With my youngest it just has to be covered in tomatoe sauce. not the best way but it works for us.


  • I’ve found that if I make food look like muffins she tends to eat it more. Her mashed potato is pressed into a muffin tin with a sprinkle of cheese. But she loves sausages and meatballs . I hide veg in the meatballs. I also stuff little penne with a veg mix and she gobbles them down. I just twist the foods she loves. It can be time consuming but it’s worth it when you know your child is eating healthy even if they don’t know it.


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