Serve Dinner Family Style: 2 Reasons Why It Should Help Your Picky Eater! by Kristen Yarker, MSc, RD
Family style is when serving dishes are placed on the table and everyone gets to serve themselves – even toddlers and preschoolers (with help). It’s a great way to get picky eaters to try new foods. Why?
- Kids want to grow up and mimic what they see others doing. Serving themselves seems like such a “big boy” or “big girl” thing to do.
- Cautious kids often crumble under the pressure of being forced to try something. Serving family style allows them to proceed at their own pace.
Try serving meals family style to see if this strategy will work its magic with your picky eater.