Got a Picky Eater? Why You Need to Rethink the One-Bite Rule! by Kristen Yarker, MSc, RD
While the “one bite rule” works for some, it can fuel picky eating in many kids. It may get one bite of a food in your child today, but it isn’t teaching him to like these foods. What your child is learning is to eat what pleases others – the opposite of mindful eating.
What to do? Prepare and serve foods you’ve indicated you want him to eat. Enough said. And focus your energy on enjoying each other at meals. It seems counter-intuitive, but the more pleasant mealtime is, the more likely kids are to try new foods.