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new strategy for getting picky eaters to try things

PostPosted: 09 Dec 2012, 19:09
by Sandytoes
I came across this blogpost the other day, and it is SO helpful (so is the rest of the blog):

http://itsnotaboutnutrition.squarespace ... ke-it.html

We've only been trying this for the last couple of days, but T will almost NEVER try anything new. Yesterday she had butternut squash soup and I said "You don't have to eat it, but you have to taste it and tell me if it tastes sweet or salty." To my absolute amazement, she did. She even went back for a few more tastes - and this was soup with green flecks of herbs in it! She didn't finish it, but wow what a step in the right direction!

Today we tried it again with risotto (which has always been an absolute no go area). I said "Tell me what it's like" and she immediately put some in her mouth and said "Mmm. Quite nice!" She didn't eat any more, but I'm just so pleased she actually put risotto in her mouth and ate it!

Thought I'd better post about it in case the same approach (or something else on here) is helpful to someone else.

Re: new strategy for getting picky eaters to try things

PostPosted: 12 Dec 2012, 09:40
by UnhappyRightFoot
Ooooooh - now that's a great idea!!! Thanks for posting and great to hear it's working for you!!

A new plan of attack for Munchie!!!

Re: new strategy for getting picky eaters to try things

PostPosted: 12 Dec 2012, 11:28
by FlossiesMum
That is a great idea. Can I also suggest the idea that you don't give them any or offer any of it, but put it on your own plate and just sit down and start eating.....often gets them to ask if they can try it. It has turned a few things from 'don't like' to firm favourites in our house.

Re: new strategy for getting picky eaters to try things

PostPosted: 12 Dec 2012, 11:36
by KateGladTidings
ah, Dina Rose....anyone remember this thread? And her response to us?

This isn't a bad idea tho...

Re: new strategy for getting picky eaters to try things

PostPosted: 12 Dec 2012, 12:57
by UnhappyRightFoot
IceSKate wrote:ah, Dina Rose....anyone remember this thread? And her response to us?

This isn't a bad idea tho...


Oh I missed this!!! Interesting reading though. I can see both sides but fundamentally, 30 years ago, we didn't snack and ate fresh foods and obesity was unheard of......