•It's helpful to know how to cope with picky eating so you can consistently introduce new and healthy foods
. "Choosy eating is common among preschoolers. Your child may eat only certain types of foods. He or she may play at the table and not want to eat. Don’t worry. As long as your child has energy and is growing, he or she is most likely eating enough.
Summary of how to connect through play:
• Pay attention to what your child eats each week
. Trust your child's appetite. Don't force them to eat something they don't want.
. Set reasonable time limits for mealtimes.
. Stay positive. Don't label your child 'difficult' or 'picky'.
. Offer healthy options as a choice, e.g. broccoli or carrots?