Every child learns about food differently and becomes accustomed to new ingredients, textures, colors and flavors at their own pace. Whether your child only eats the same three meals over and over again, enjoys foods that may contain too much sugar, fat or salt, or refuses to explore new flavors, picky eating can be stressful and disconcerting. You want the best for your child—to eat healthy, well-balanced meals—but with a picky eater, mealtime can be a struggle.
Even with Our Kid Meal Subscriptions, Expanding Your Picky Eater's Palate Takes Patience and Perseverance
Research shows that young eaters don’t change overnight. It often takes weeks for new tastes and experiences to become habits. Repeated exposures to a new food increases children’s comfort with it so it becomes less intimidating. Using our kid meal delivery subscription helps introduce new foods consistently to your child.
Perseverance is the most challenging and critical step for parents. When your child initially rejects a new food, try to resist offering an alternative. Offering other options will only teach your child that they don’t have to eat the new food you’re introducing to them if they can hold out for a familiar food. Your child can learn to adopt new, healthier foods with your patience and perseverance. Together, you can overcome the most daunting aspect of converting your picky eater’s taste buds.
We understand that kids can be hesitant to approach certain vegetables, whole grains or other new ingredients, which is why we’ve created meals specifically for eaters still learning to appreciate unfamiliar flavors. With the help of our chefs and pediatric dietitian, we’ve developed healthy versions of classic kids favorites that are recognizable and approachable to your selective eater, like our Mac & Cheese with Cauliflower, Chicken Bites, Mashed Yams & Green Beans and Chicken Meatballs & Pasta with Broccoli & Cauliflower. These dishes can be found on our Favorites Menu and can be selected week after week to ensure that your child is still eating nutritious meals while enjoying the flavors they love.
Our Chef’s Choice Menu includes the most adventurous options from the season. If you feel your child isn’t ready for the Chef’s Choice Menu, you can easily swap them for meals from our Favorites Menu. Many of our customers change their selections weekly to ensure they receive meals they know their kids will enjoy.