Picky Eaters

Is your kid a picky eater? Use these techniques to win mealtime battles. Check out our tips for introducing new foods in a way that will win them over.

The Best Reason to Stop Being a Short-Order Cook

Why cooking separate meals for your picky eater does more harm than good.

This Mom is SO Over Making Dinner Every Night & She's Got a Quick Fix

We are totally down with funny mom Bunmi Laditan's solution to end the torture of making dinner for the kiddos.

Dinner Makeovers for Picky Eaters

Make tweaks to your kids' favorite foods until they evolve into dinners the whole family will eat. Ready to stop being a short-order cook? Dig in!

3 Ways to Get Toddlers to Eat Meat

Follow these easy tips and get your toddler to start eating meat in no time!

16 Farmers' Market Picks for Picky Eaters

With fuzz-free peaches, seedless tomatoes, red carrots, and other quirky crops, these produce havens are surprisingly great places to shop for kid-friendly fare.

24 Foods to Tempt Your Picky Eater

Before you say, "My kid won't try that," find out why experts think these healthy, adventurous-sounding choices should be regulars on your family's menu.

Double the Number of Foods Your Kid Likes!

Use her favorite dishes--even pizza--as a starting point on the path to healthier fare. It's part of a research-proven strategy that's worked for hundreds of fussy kids at one of the nation's top children's hospitals.

Ways to Expand Your Picky Eater's Taste Buds

If you have a child who sticks out his tongue at the sight of veggies or only eats "white" foods, you're far from alone. But don't despair, because we've got smart solutions for helping even the fussiest kids become more adventurous.

When Your Child Is Skinny

At a time when one in three kids weighs too much, an inability to pack on pounds might seem like a minor issue. But some slender children have health concerns of their own.

3 Myths About Picky Eating

Trying to feed a very finicky child? We've got some fresh food for thought.

How My Kids Started to Eat Like Adults (and Yours Can Too)

One mom shares the six key changes--all based on lessons learned in feeding therapy--that transformed her picky eater into an adventurous and appreciative one. #Goals.

Picky Eaters: 3 Ways To Encourage Healthy Eating

Here are three healthy ways to please a picky eater.

The 10 Biggest Feeding Mistakes Parents Make

Parents play a key role in shaping their children's approach to eating. Here are some mistakes to avoid with your little one.

It Worked For Me: Quick Kitchen Tricks

Whether you have a messy eater or a picky eater (or both!), mealtime can be challenging. Our readers shared their favorite kitchen tricks to keep the whole family happy.

Proven Strategies for Picky Eaters

Frustrated parents are sending their fussy kids to specially designed clinics at children's hospitals. What strategies do the experts there have to improve your kid's diet? Get the dish here.

Make Mealtime Fun

Do you have trouble getting your child to try vegetables or finish his lunch? One way to entice her to eat healthier foods is to increase the fun factor. Try these simple, creative ideas for turning everyday meals into animals, games, faces, and more.

Are Snacks Making Your Kids Picky?

How between-meal nibbling can make your kids seem pickier than they are.

You Might Be Surprised to Hear Your Toddler Should Skip This Drink

Millions are spent marketing toddler milk--but here's why experts say kids just don't need it.

10 Kids' Food Myths--Busted!

Feeding kids in our crazy media environment can be downright confounding. One week, news headlines may say that a certain food is "bad." The next week, it's touted as a superfood. To clear up the confusion we asked experts to give us the bottom line on what advice to take--and what to ditch, pronto.

This Deli Got Hilariously Real With Its Kids' Menu

Every parent who has ever eaten out with a child will appreciate this deli's humorous take on kids' fare.

Stop Calling Your Kids "Picky"

Putting the "picky" label on kids doesn't help--and may even make picky eating worse.

5 Things Nikki Dinki Is Doing to Raise an Adventurous Eater

Cooking Channel host and cookbook writer Nikki Dinki's baby may only be 2 months old, but Nikki already has a plan to raise a food-loving daughter.

How to Handle Picky Eating

Picky eating involves a variety of behaviors. Here are some tips for helping your child develop a more tolerant attitude toward food.

In Praise of Ketchup

How a simple squirt of ketchup, ranch, or BBQ sauce can help engage your picky eater.

Mom Creates Incredible Edible Plates of Art for Picky Eater

The award for the most beautiful meals ever goes to this creative mom. You have to see these mini-meals turned into artwork to believe them!

Mom Wins Battle With Her Picky Eater by Creating Incredible, Edible Works of Art

The award for the most beautiful meals ever goes to this creative mom. You have to see these mini-meals turned into artwork to believe them!