Picky Eaters

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Children can become picky eaters for a variety of reasons.  Parents who are frustrated at meal times should find comfort in knowing that it is developmentally appropriate for children to go through a ‘picky’ eating stage when they are between 2-3 years old.  This is when kids are learning to assert control, learning to express their opinions more, and can go through stubborn phases.  But, if it is getting worse, or your child is more than just a little picky, you should discuss your concerns with your pediatrician immediately.  These resources will hopefully provide tips for getting through picky moments, answer your questions about why some kids are pickier than others, offer you some information about seeking help and some links to websites that you may find useful.  If you have further questions about picky eating, send me a message or comment.