Make food fun.
If the thought of introducing your kid to tofu and sauerkraut seems daunting, experts have a few suggestions. Dr. Nowak-Wegrzyn suggests offering "colorful and fresh food" that looks and smells appetizing to drive home the idea that healthy food can be fun. "Cut fruits and vegetables in fun shapes, and use special utensils," Wegrzyn says. But if your picky kid is still resisting, don't be too disheartened. "If your child is picky and will eat only a few foods, keep trying," says Dr. Bunyavanich. "It often takes several attempts before a child will accept a new food."