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NIKLOU Tue 14-Dec-10 21:57:11

i have two fussy eaters,my 10 yr old girl being the worst, she refuses to eat anything different, when she was a baby she ate everything and anyhing but now she only wants to eat nonsense. any ideas/recipies as to hide thefood she doesn't ike with the food she does??

SheWillBeLoved Wed 15-Dec-10 10:41:49

What will she eat? To be honest, at that age, I'd go down the 'This is what we're having for dinner, take it or leave it, but there will be no alternatives and no treats afterwards" route. You're the parent, you control what she eats, not the other way round. Sorry if that sounded harsh blush but it's true. She's only eating nonsense because you allow her to. Be firm, she won't let herself starve to death.

jacquiel Wed 15-Dec-10 10:51:29

What does she like that is reasonably healthy?
If she will eat enough variety (even if not a great variety!) to get a balanced diet I would go down the route of not getting into conflicts - give her what she likes (that is not total junk!) with a small portion of what you want her to eat. If she eats it up she can have pudding, if not, no problem, no arguments, but no pudding.
I would want to avoid massive dinner time issues potentially cropping up personally.

Maria2007loveshersleep Wed 15-Dec-10 16:17:21

Could you give us some more info? You say she's 10, so what kind of things does she eat happily? (ie what kind of 'nonsense'?) And what does she refuse completely?

To be honest, it really depends on how bad the fussiness is & what's the cause of it, as with a 10 year old I'm sure you can reason much more & attempt more strategies than you could with a toddler.

Has she always been like this? As a toddler too?

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