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How to Raise an Un-Picky Eater
Posted By Jessica Harlan On October 22, 2008 @ 3:11 pm In Family Health, Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating, Healthy Home | 1 Comment
Many of my friends, knowing I’m a food professional, think that I must hold the secret to raising a “good eater,”  as kids who aren’t picky eaters are called. They’re constantly asking me how to sneak more vegetables into their kid’s diet, how to convince their kids to sit at the table for longer than five minutes, or what to give them as snacks that won’t rot their teeth.
I don’t feel like I’m much of an expert in this respect: there are days when my daughter refuses to eat anything but grapes and graham crackers. But I do feel like I’ve done something right somehow, since broccoli is one of her favorite foods, and she turns her nose up at chocolate.
But since having a picky-eater child is my idea of hell, I did plenty of research and brainstorming on how to raise children who are adventurous, open-minded and who are partial to healthy, fresh foods, rather than processed junk.
Here’s a rough guide to what you can do to stack the odds of having a “good eater”  in your favor.
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URLs in this post:
 raising a “good eater,”: http://life.gaiam.com/gaiam/p/6-Rules-for-Feeding-Your-Toddler.html
 “good eater”: http://life.gaiam.com/gaiam/p/10-Ways-to-Get-Kids-to-Eat-Healthier.html
 sneaking healthy ingredients: http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/jessicaharlan/2008/01/15/deceptively_sneaky
 Grow a garden: http://life.gaiam.com/gaiam/p/3-Strategies-to-Get-More-Veggies-from-a-Small-Garden.html
 farmers’ market: http://life.gaiam.com/gaiam/p/Benefits-of-Eating-Whats-in-Season-at-Your-Local-Farmers-Market.html
 kid dinners: http://www.zisboombah.com/
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