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Picky Eaters! How to Get Your Kids to Eat Healthy – Part 1 | Keri Glassman

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There is (nearly) nothing extra aggravating to dad and mom than the problem that “picky” little eaters can present. I hear you. I wanna assist you to get your children to eat healthy. Give these tips a try to let me know the way you do.

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Here are my 5 tips to get your children to eat healthy:

5 Do’s to conquer choosy eaters:

1. Eat collectively: Your children want to see you eating healthy. NO turning your nostril up to brussel sprouts, Dad! Aim for not less than 3 meals collectively per week. It does not have to be dinner both! My favourite household meal is breakfast.

2. Shop collectively: Take your children to the grocery retailer or farmers market. Get them concerned, and allow them to select a brand new food to attempt that week that catches their fancy.

3. Always serve veggies: Don’t go away veggies off the desk (and youngsters plates!) even when your children haven’t been eating them. Kids want to uncovered to veggies again and again (and generally, OVER!) once more earlier than they finally eat them. Don’t fear about waste, you should use them up the subsequent day by having as a snack, tossing right into a salad or perhaps a morning omelette for your self.

4. Stop speaking: Just do. This is a tough one for me! You don’t need to over-speak eating nicely. Instead, make healthy meals obtainable, ensure that your children see you eating healthy and it’ll grow to be the “norm” in your children to do the identical.

5. Portion your meals within the kitchen: Portion not less than the protein and starch a part of the meal within the kitchen and put out an additional veggies on the desk. This method in case your children are nonetheless hungry after rice, they solely have the broccoli to dive into.

Want some inspiration for a dinner that is acquired the choosy eater stamp of approval?

Breaded Baked Chicken Fingers

Servings: 1
Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes

– 1 cup complete wheat bread crumbs or Panko complete wheat bread crumbs
– 1 tablespoon wheat germ
– 6 ounces skinny rooster cutlets (lower into 1 ounce strips)
– 1 egg (ideally natural and omega-3 fortified)

1. Mix collectively bread crumbs and wheat germ.
2. Dip rooster in egg, subsequent into bread crumb and wheat germ combination and bake at 350 for roughly 8 to 10 minutes.

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  1. Mary Rawls

    October 22, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Good info. I will pass this along to a friend that is frustrated with their children and the eating habits.

  2. Gggg

    January 28, 2016 at 3:59 am

    Wow love #4! Never thought of it that way. Thank you!

  3. Feeding My Kid

    February 15, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Great video! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Vanessa Simpson

    July 20, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Hi Kari, I loved your tips! I have a picky 21 month old boy. He will basically only eat a few things and when he doesnt eat what I want him to (chicken, meat or veggies), he will cry and Goes to kitchen or fridge for something else. Its hard to say no at this age and especially that he is not talking much yet. I have recently tried moving him from his highchair to a small table because he was not wanting to eat there. Now what he does is stand up from the table and run around when he doesnt want whats on the plate. Do you suggest that I give him the same food for the next meal if he doesnt eat anything? Should I sit him in the highchair if he wont sit still on a regular chair?

  5. Salamander M.

    September 2, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    LOVE this! I am a preschool teacher and I come across this ALL the time! Great tips to pass onto the parents in my class this year!

  6. karen bambino

    September 18, 2016 at 12:50 am

    Whenever there is vegetables on the table, my dad forces me to eat a couple of them, I like to drain the taste with orange juice or water etc. (yes i am a picky eater)

  7. Mariae C

    March 4, 2017 at 5:06 am

    My daughter is almost two and she doesn't eat! she is barely surviving on a couple of chicken nuggets (which I refused until about three months ago but out of desperation I now let her eat them) juice, strawberries and milk. She doesn't like peanut butter, jelly, cheese, bread, meat, vegetables, mash potatoes..I don't know what to do! her doctor says that she is not gaining too much weight but is not loosing either so there is not too much too worry about, but of course I worry all the time. Please any advice. Thank you

  8. Vasya Yatsenko

    April 3, 2017 at 7:21 am

    You should practice with Woo&Pep. Google this or just go to Woo&Pep website 😀

  9. Judson Joist

    April 8, 2017 at 1:42 am

    As a kid, I was encouraged (mostly by my mom's side of the family which is the gourmet side) to embrace variety, and I'm oh-so grateful for it! So of course, I encourage my friends' kids to eat adventurously. Being a Hoosier, I'm a big fan of Farmer's Market produce. Support your local sustenance producers! Junk food doesn't excite me. Cucumbers are irresistible. In my family, we typically begin most meals with a flavorful salad.

    If we want to be good mentors to the next generation, we must do first by example.

  10. Kathleen Fuller

    June 25, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    That was a great video, with excellent sound advice. This has been my strategy, with one addition. I had my first picky eater nearly twenty years ago, and my second picky eater has just turned six-years-old. I teach them about the vitamins, minerals, etc., in each food and the importance of that food for their body, as well as, the most nutritious ways to prepare the foods. The addition, is that the children know throughout the day, if they are hungry, they can always grab a fruit or vegetable without asking. The two staples that are always available are organic apples and organic carrots; the other fruits and vegetables I have in addition vary, like: blueberries, raspberries, papaya, avocado, celery, peppers (green, red, and orange), etc. I agree with Keri that it is never good to force a child to eat everything on their plate; they do know, however, with all new foods, they are required to at least try one bite.


    September 25, 2017 at 12:51 am



    September 25, 2017 at 1:03 am

    Hi Keri,
    My ten year old son is a very picky eater; he will eat:
    (1) pizza
    (2) chicken nuggets and fries
    (3) peanut butter
    (4) bananas, strawberries, oranges, pineapple, sometimes apples
    (5) pancakes
    (6) bacon
    (7) toast
    (8) corn with butter
    (9) milk, orange juice, soda
    (10) certain cereals and shells and cheese
    will not eat
    (1) meat, fish, sausage
    (2) vegetables
    (3) and a whole alot of other healthy foods.

    I am so worried about him; in the last year he is putting on weight, about 10-15 pounds weight.
    My wife says he has a sensory disorder about foods – he doesn't like how certain foods feel in his mouth.

    A couple of times I have forced him to eat certain foods; but, something tells me this may not be the best strategy.

    I am really lost, any suggestions?

  13. Marie Ofstad

    November 5, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    This made me realize that my mom did a great job on the vegetable part, haha ^^ Besides eating a few pieces of carrots every now and then, I never ate any other vegetable when I was younger.. As I got older I would start eating a little bit more, and now I eat them all! My mom always served vegetables for dinner, and never forced me to eat them. I also see it as a normal part of the dinner plate, so this advice totally works! 🙂

  14. Lovable Mom

    December 16, 2017 at 5:55 am

    Wow! Out of all the youtube videos for picky eaters i like this one the most. My son is 3 yrs old and all he wants to eat is cereal with milk, black beans with white rice, chicken nuggets, blueberries and bananas. To drink he only wants juice or milk. He used to eat all kinds of food when he was younger but little by little he started to dislike them. Im desperate for him to try healthier foods but he isnt even willing to try and if he does he quickly spits it out. Also, if i tell him to try something he starts crying and gets a little paranoid that he doesnt want to try anything. I need help what can i do???

  15. Lauren Gibbens

    January 10, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    My little is almost 2 and a half and is super picky now. He was an amazing eater from the time we introduced solids until about 8ish months ago. He would eat green beans, spaghetti and lasagna, all different fruits. And then one day he wouldn't eat any of it. He now only eats nuggets, grapes and apples, raisins, carrots, grilled cheese, quesadilla. I can sneak some mushrooms and sausage into pizza and he will eat it fine and he will only eat beans and rice if we are sitting at a Mexican restaurant ( will not touch them at home). He will also devour some spinach and artichoke dip. We have a safe stand for him to help us cook because he's all about that. He will eat the shrimp or fish as we cook it but the second I sit him at the table with a plate he won't touch it. Is he just being a two year old or is he turning into a picky eater?

  16. Pat Silver

    January 15, 2018 at 6:32 am

    Hi Keri, Autistic Son – Couldn't give him bananas – Pan-Fried plantains worked great – Snow Peas & Cukes always worked great – no sugar apple juice – low oil vinaigrettes – watermelon (makes em pee too much though)  – no meat reduced homocysteine so his anxiety disappeared and then he potty trained within a week – stevia lemonade – quinoa pasta & sauce – almond flour muffins – no sugar and  his eyes straightened out – limited grocery store purchases to avoid enzyme inhibitors and atrazine, the thyroxine blocker (check top 5 prescribed medicines list) – cherries!!!! <<< highest food based melatonin, the precursor to glutathione – any colourful veggies that are lower in phenol (this includes greenhouse grown veggies) – green sour apples to move the bile and digestive enzyme – alkaline foods that boost enzyme functions – I have more but this list should keep you busy 🙂

  17. Tribulation Exodus

    February 16, 2018 at 7:12 am

    You need to focus on complex starches. That is comfort food and full of nutrients. In Whole Foods Bulk isle are the beans, look for Sunset Soup Mix. Put the veggies in that soup. We put fresh Kale after we reheat and serve it, and mix it in so its still raw/blanched and full of nutrients. Mix the veggies into other stuff. Don't teach them to waist food.

    I also dole out carrots, blueberries, apple and banna every day. They must be eaten before any other snacks and they must be consumed early in the day so not to be too full for diner. Usually the child is too full to think about asking for additional snacks that may not be so nutritious. And if they do and its too close to dinner time, the answer is no.

  18. wanderess' eyes

    March 9, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    i don't eat any vegetables and I'm 16…i'm seeing this video bc I'm worried about my health and I can't get to eat vegetables, I hope I can make some progress with this video.

  19. Friendly Fire

    April 16, 2018 at 5:15 am

    Yeah gonna eat some crudite! Mmm is this organic?

  20. Mrs. Kay

    April 22, 2018 at 1:38 am

    What is crudite?

  21. stephnicaise

    May 28, 2018 at 4:02 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard anything as pretentious as saying crudité.. im French, I’ve been in North America for 10 years and never heard anyone say that.. in any case, good tips 🙂

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