Picky Eaters: What's Your Toddler's Beef?

Suzanne Murray
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I hate to brag, but my two-year-old eats everything. Every single thing. Salmon. Lobster. Artichokes. Spinach. Tofu. Beef. Chicken. Sushi. Burritos. Hot peppers. Indian food. Onions. Grapefruit. The other night she actually squealed with delight, "Yay! Brussels sprouts!"

I never worry about what I'm going to give her—she eats what we eat. She even eats things that I won't eat. I know these days might be numbered. A chef friend of mine was proud of his own little foodie, but then she turned three and it was all downhill from there: She refused to eat anything but macaroni and cheese and chicken fingers.

I'd love to seek out resources and experts and write about topics that would help all you moms of picky eaters. Please tell me what issues your child has with food and what kind of help and tips you're looking for, and I'll do my best.

My fingers are crossed that my kid continues to enjoy all kinds of food. But if she doesn't, I'm going to need some good advice too.

What makes your toddler a picky eater?

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