kutiel wrote:never had this problem? BS, only way you didn't is if you don't have kids.
LOL, my son has always eaten pretty much anything. Onions are his only hate, but if they are small enough and buried enough then he will just not care. He's 16 now but even at like 6 his favorite food was sushi. Requests vegetarian pizzas just to get the extra veggies. Stuff like that. BUT, I've always said, he's never been a "kid" but always a small adult.
Now his little sister who is 3...SHE is an impossible eater. Even as an infant she wouldn't touch vegetable mush but would eat fruits. Now she won't touch anything except, literally, the following: spaghetti (no other shape) with butter and parmesan, bread with butter (it may be toasted with APRICOT jam only), cinnamon toast crunch cereal, the occasional mcdonalds chicken nugget but never one from another place, pungent cheeses like gorgonzola, and a baked potato with the skin removed - but not MASHED potatoes. She won't each french fries, hamburgers, pizza, or any other "kid" food. Anything that she does eat on the very weird occasion that she does try something else, it must all be dipped in blue cheese dressing.
so, how do I handle her not eating veggies or fruits - or really anything? I offer food and let her know it's available. If she doesn't want to eat, I'm not going to force her. I make normal dinners for the rest of the family and offer her bits of it. I will make a little something for her that she WILL eat. I figure one day she will open up and try something else. We tried the "just try it once" thing with her for a long time but she would immediately freak out and try to hide herself. Odd child. I figure she will always be a picky eater but as she grows she will figure out that sometimes you will find something new you like.