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Little people, big palates: How not to raise picky eaters

Written By: Walter Hoerman MD - May• 09•11

I always tell people not to cater to their toddlers. Feed them a wide variety of foods, and ignore their whims.

“Nutritionists say toddlers are naturally open to a wider range of flavors. “We don’t challenge toddlers enough by experimenting with food,’’ says Jamie S. Stang of the University of Minnesota, a specialist on child and maternal nutrition. “As long as the textures are appropriate for kids and there’s no known food allergies, there is nothing wrong with introducing different foods.“

Little people, big palates: How not to raise picky eaters

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