For years, my daughter Norah refused to try new foods. I remember so many nights at the table struggling to get her to eat something. Anything! While my husband pleaded with her to eat, I wanted to ease up on the pressure. But she still screamed and complained and we were all beyond frustrated. I felt like a total failure as both a mom and a dietitian.
We finally found out that Norah had low iron, which can lead to poor growth and appetite. Digging deeper, we also discovered other underlying reasons for her picky eating. We treated them all. We also stopped putting pressure on her at the dinner table, which made a huge difference in not only having peaceful meals but also raising a child who has a positive relationship with food.
Today, Norah is a healthy, adventurous eater, I’m confident she gets the nutrients she needs, and we’re all more relaxed at mealtime. And now I want to help you enjoy time at the table with your family, release the worry, and take your child from picky to peaceful!