Are You Raising a Picky Eater? - FamilyEducation

Are You Raising a Picky Eater?

Are dinner wars getting you down? Do you have trouble finding anything that your child will eat? Take this quiz and discover what you can do to avoid raising a picky eater.

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Are dinner wars getting you down? Do you have trouble finding anything that your child will eat? Take this quiz and discover what you can do to avoid raising a picky eater.

1. When your child refuses to eat what you've planned for dinner and asks for something else instead, do you give it to her?

  • Yes.
  • No.

2. If your child agrees to eat everything else on his plate, do you let him avoid trying something?

  • Yes.
  • No.

3. Do you have healthy standby options in the house that your child can eat if, once in a while, she really doesn't like a meal?

  • Yes.
  • No.

4. Do you let your child see that you're upset when she doesn't eat what you've served?

  • Yes.
  • No.

5. Does your child have access to food all day long?

  • Yes.
  • No.

6. Do you let your child choose what she will eat once in a while?

  • Yes.
  • Not usually.

7. Do you completely give up on serving a certain food once your child has tried it a couple of times without liking it?

  • Yes.
  • No.

8. Do you force your child to eat even when he's not hungry?

  • Yes.
  • No.

9. Do you use food as either a punishment or a bribe?

  • Yes.
  • No.

10. Do you keep a lot of junk food and sweets around?

  • Yes.
  • No.

1. When your child refuses to eat what you've planned for dinner and asks for something else instead, do you give it to her?
No.

2. If your child agrees to eat everything else on his plate, do you let him avoid trying something?
No.

3. Do you have healthy standby options in the house that your child can eat if, once in a while, she really doesn't like a meal?
Yes.

4. Do you let your child see that you're upset when she doesn't eat what you've served?
No.

5. Does your child have access to food all day long?
No.

6. Do you let your child choose what she will eat once in a while?
Yes.

7. Do you completely give up on serving a certain food once your child has tried it a couple of times without liking it?
No.

8. Do you force your child to eat even when he's not hungry?
No.

9. Do you use food as either a punishment or a bribe?
No.

10. Do you keep a lot of junk food and sweets around?
No.

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