As I've said before, we've been fairly lucky with Jake as an eater. When he's in the right mood, he's open to trying different things--and usually likes them. He doesn't go for the typical kid foods--he doesn't like cheese (so no mac & cheese, pizza), sauces (so no pastas with sauce), potatoes (except the occasional French fry). But he loves veggies, fruit, fish, meats, plain pasta.
An article from boston.com talks about how to get kids--specifically toddlers--to eat a wider variety of foods and not be so picky. It talks about how many experts believe that a child's taste can begin before birth. Flavors such as carrots, garlic and vanilla can be transmitted from the mother to the baby and form a liking to those things in the child.
|Jake has only tried lobster once, but he's |
getting closer to eating it.
Do your kids eat interesting things? What are some of their favorites--that would surprise many people? Write a comment and let me know. Check out a previous blog post with more information on this topic.