Picky Eaters

Do you have a picky eater in your family? Picky, finicky, whatever you call it...if it makes cooking dinner difficult I'd like to hear from you.

I have two boys. Konnor, 4 1/2 years old and Kameron, 3 years old. They were both wonderful, not so picky eaters as babies. Konnor is now the picky eater, doesn't like anything green or vegetable like on his plate.

Can you tell who's bowl belongs to which son?
Kameron will eat almost everything and anything. He loves his ethnic foods and will at least TRY everything once. Konnor is strictly American food (pizza, Mac & Cheese, Hamburgers, friends, chicken strips, hot dogs, grilled cheese). Occasionally he will want Asian food which to him is rice, "sweet meat" (teriyaki chicken, beef or pork), chow mein and maybe an eggroll.

What happened through the early years? I can tell you, it bothers me to have to cook seperate meals for Konnor. It's so hard for me to even get him to try a certain food first. Kameron of course will at least try it before he says he doesn't like it. Don't believe how different their taste in foods are? BELIEVE IT! Konnor will not eat vegetables. Kameron will eat every vegetable I've given him so far..except cauliflower. Kameron will go through days where he will only eat vegetables and no meat. He even enjoyed his hospital food when he was admitted for febrile seizures last month. Funny thing is he loves garlic salt on almost everything! I know, not a good habit.
Konnor on the other hand wants meat if he's going to really eat.
I often search on blogs and sites online to see what information I can gather to make me feel a bit better and at ease. A favorite site that has given me ideas: Picky Eaters

Do you have a picky eater in your family? Do you have any tips or tricks you can share?


  1. My 8 year old son is a very picky eater. We've tried lots of techniques with him. I do not make him a separate dinner. If he doesn't like the dinner we are having, he has to have 3 bites before he can leave the table. If he refuses to eat anything, then he has to sit on his bed for the rest of the evening. This is what works for him. You gotta find out what works for your kid. He surprises us what he likes and doesn't like- even things that he has tried before. I liked your blog! You'll have to check mine out too!


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