Last week, I shared with you the frustrating eating habits of my children. During the BOOST giveaway, I have loved reading your tips on how you get your picky eaters to expand their horizons and try new things. Thanks for all of your great suggestions!
One of the things I do when faced with parenting issues is turn to my close friends for advice. For example, my good friend Cecelia from Cool Baby Kid, suggested using a divided tray at meals which offers her children multiple choices at mealtime. She finds that letting her child make her own choices helps form healthy habits. My friend Renee from What Mommies Need suggests offering a new food at least 10 times. Her child may turn his nose up at the food the first time, but may give it a try after seeing it for a second or third time.
This month, BOOST Kids Essentials is featuring family videos on their Facebook page and you can follow along with the Brunelle’s story. Their child Van is a picky eater and tends to be underweight. They have turned to BOOST to provide the essential nutrients and calories to help their son gain weight. Fortunately, both of my daughters love BOOST and I, too, use it to supplement their meals.
I would love to hear more of your tips on how you handle picky eating. Do you supplement with vitamins? Do you use nutritional beverages? Are you worried about your child’s calorie intake? Share you thoughts on my Facebook Wall and make sure to tag BOOST! And on June 6th at 10:00am, I would love for you to come chat with me LIVE on the BOOST Kids Essentials Facebook page!