Kids' Eating: The Veggie Blues
Submitted by gradysmom
My son used to eat everything I would put in front of him when he was an infant. Since he began toddling and eating regular foods, he will not eat vegetables—for the most part, anything green. He will eat corn. But anything green has to be removed from his plate before he'll eat anything else.
I have tried hiding them in food, but he finds them and usually picks them out. I've tried covering them in cheese, dip, ketchup, you name it. He just flat out refuses to eat them.
I continue to put them on his plate in hopes of him one day deciding that green things aren't bad. Should I worry? I always thought that I wouldn't have one of those kids who live on mac-n-cheese, chicken nuggets and hot dogs. But I fear that I'm headed down that path.
Any one else dealing with the veggie blues when it comes to kids eating? What do you do?