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Old 10-22-2012, 09:25 PM   #12
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After 3 years of feeding therapy with DS...

3 items on the plate. 1 meat, 1 veggie, 1 starch. All sauces on the side.

1 of those 3 should be something you know kiddo will eat. 1 should be a new food. 1 should be a middle of the road kinda thing.

There is a concept called Food Chaining. It really works. Try Google-ing it.

The table should never be a battle, it sets kids up for eating issues later in life. You can jolly kids into eating things, but to a picky eater, the table is stressful, and stress breeds aversion. Keep it light and not a power struggle, which can be hard sometimes. Food is one of the only things kids have control over.
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