2. Don’t Force Food
Young children may not have much of an appetite, but if they are growing well and hitting developmental milestones, you should not worry too much about the amount of food they consume.
Remember, it’s not the quantity of food, but the quality of food that counts. If you continue to offer small amounts of healthy, nutritious foods at mealtimes or for snacks, your child can let you know when he or she is hungry for more.
3. Lighten Up a Little
Try not to be so rigid about meals. Instead, make mealtime fun for everyone. It may take some effort to bring creativity to the table, but it can help you stress less about your picky eaters. Some things you may want to try include breakfast for dinner, sandwiches or quesadillas cut into fun shapes, or a taco or pasta bar where family members can add the toppings they want.