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HomerJ 

How do you deal with a very picky eater?

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SofarSofood 
Not sure how old your little one is so this might not help. My toddler goes through phases of refusing to eat, well anything, it seems. At other times he'll eat loads. I try not to get too stressed about it as he isn't wasting away. I tend to use breakfast and lunch to get healthy stuff in him and dinner is the meal to fill him up and i'll let him have whatever works that day (usually pasta). I try and make meals easy to eat with fingers and figure i'll fight the cutlery battle at some point in the next 18 years. Smoothies with oats and veg also work on days when he's hardly eaten. I also spend most of my time figuring out how to hide veg in stuff he will eat (pancakes, muffins etc). Frozen chopped spinach is a staple in this house! There's some great info online about kids recommended portion sizes and they are way, way smaller than i thought they would be which has helped me relax about things a bit!
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Ben Tantrum 
I'm still struggling with this one as my daughter is 18 months and there's no chance of reasoning with her. What age is your child? Strangely my daughter eats fine at nursery so it must have something to do with competition or FOMO or eating as a group perhaps...? she also sometimes eats more if we're not watching her strangely (although this might just be because she's thrown the food somewhere and we didn't see where)
HomerJ 
Mine's the same age. Nightmare. Don't know what to do.
Sophisticaz 
Children won't starve themselves although that's no comfort. Have you popped to your local Health Clinic to be weighed and get some advice? You don't say how old your little one is.
SofarSofood 
Not sure how old your little one is so this might not help. My toddler goes through phases of refusing to eat, well anything, it seems. At other times he'll eat loads. I try not to get too stressed about it as he isn't wasting away. I tend to use breakfast and lunch to get healthy stuff in him and dinner is the meal to fill him up and i'll let him have whatever works that day (usually pasta). I try and make meals easy to eat with fingers and figure i'll fight the cutlery battle at some point in the next 18 years. Smoothies with oats and veg also work on days when he's hardly eaten. I also spend most of my time figuring out how to hide veg in stuff he will eat (pancakes, muffins etc). Frozen chopped spinach is a staple in this house! There's some great info online about kids recommended portion sizes and they are way, way smaller than i thought they would be which has helped me relax about things a bit!
Dad in constant need of help 
Some good advice there SofarSofood. Also, just checked out your site. Lots of good-looking recipes there!

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