When you're tired of playing the How Many Bites Do I Have To Eat game, here's the advice you need.

11 Mom-Tested Hacks For Getting Picky Eaters To Eat

It can be frustrating if your child refuses to eat the food you've prepared. For many parents, it can go past frustrating to downright concerning, causing worries about proper nutrition. While every child is different, some of your fellow moms have…
By Caroline Hogeveen
Trust us — you're not the only one cooking meals for your kids to ignore.

What Real Moms Fixed Their Kids For Dinner Versus What Their Kids *Actually* Ate

Let's face it — every parent has found themselves in a situation where they're cooking an incredible, wholesome meal and they just know that their kid is going to turn their nose up at it. Likewise, every parent has found themselves stacking peanut…
By Samantha Darby

Here's How To Tell If Your Kid's Eating Habits Are Related To Their Stress & Anxiety

Your family's going through a stressful time — a divorce, a move — and you notice something different about your child. They're gaining weight, or their weight is fluctuating, and worse, they're acting anxious and unwell. Then you catch your child…
By Kelly Mullen-McWilliams

Here's How To Tell If Your Kid's Repeated Requests For Snacks Are Hunger Or Boredom

Parents who still have house-bound summer kids may notice an uptick in the number of trips to the grocery store, or even to the pantry to refill another snack bowl. But when dinnertime comes around, your kid is suddenly "full" and unwilling to eat…
By Lindsey Nesmith

One Hack Can Really Help You Get Out Of The "Food Rewards" Trap With Your Picky Eater

My 7-year-old daughter doesn't have a sweet tooth — she has a mouth full of sweet teeth. Currently, her favorite food is Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies, and she'll beg, borrow, and steal for them. She's also a very picky eater. She likes what she…
By Cat Bowen

If Your Picky Eater Would Rather Starve, Here's What A Nutritionist Wants You To Know

My 4-year-old is driving me bananas. Every morning we wake up to the same thing: He's grumpy, yet won't eat more than a couple of bites of anything I put in front of him. Within half an hour, he's throwing tantrums and beating up his brothers. I…
By Shannon Evans

Can We Talk About How Counting Your Kid's Bites Of Food Is Super Problematic?

"Just three more bites and then you can leave the table." What parent hasn't said something like this? I know that I often resort to, "Just try two bites, and if you hate it, we'll try something else." In the end, I just want my kids to have at…
By Cat Bowen

If Your Kid Is A Picky Eater, Research Says Pressuring Them To Try New Foods Isn't Helping

The dinner table (or, really, any table) battle is one most parents are familiar with. Sit a kid down to eat and they'll inevitably hate something that's on their plate, but is arguing with them truly worth it? Well, a new study found that…
By Vanessa Taylor

7 Ways To Help Your "Picky Kid" With Food Texture Issues

It's rare to find a little kid who's super chill about food, and that's a huge bummer for parents, who often express love through the meals they serve. Does your toddler have a strong aversion to crunchy foods like pretzels and carrot sticks? Or…
By Kelly Mullen-McWilliams

This Could Be The Reason Why Your Kid Is A Picky Eater, According To This New Study

It's no big secret that kids don't really like to eat their vegetables. All you have to do is sit at a table with a toddler for about 10 seconds into a meal where they're expected to eat their greens. The faces they tend to pull speak volumes. It…
By Jen McGuire

6 Signs Your Picky Child Is Not Getting Enough Nutrients, & When To Worry

For parents, feeding their kids is a a joy, and sometimes, a ridiculous amount of work. In an era obsessed with health and hands-on parenting, no one wants to be the mom with the kid who only eats plain spaghetti, but picky eating is actually…
By Kelly Mullen-McWilliams

Here's Why Your Toddler Suddenly Only Wants To Eat Crackers & Yogurt

Feeding your children is never as simple as it seems. As babies they can be fussy eaters, but you know as long as they're getting enough breast milk or formula, they’ll be OK. As they get older and you introduce solids, you may find them eager to…
By Mishal Ali Zafar

7 Red Flags Your Child Is More Than Just A Picky Eater

At some point or another, nearly every kid will exhibit behavior that falls into the "picky eating" category — and if you've ever had a toddler who refuses to eat anything not served in her Peppa Pig bowl or a preschooler who insists on dipping…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote
When all else fails, try this...
No really, they are getting *some* nutrients.