Smart father creates strategy to put an end to picky children palates for good.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
January 24, 2019
Kid Who Looks Like a Picky Eater
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As many parents know, getting dinner on the table for a picky eater is tough. When even the kid-friendly slow cooker recipes fail, what's a mama or papa to do?

Perhaps it's time to consider taking the lead of Reddit user BabyHooey who recently took to the popular message board forum to share his strategy, starting with a post a month ago entitled "I just retired from cooking: Night One."

After grocery shopping for a variety of ingredients he told his kids that their parents would still buy food, but it was up to them to prepare dinner for themselves. Surprisingly, the kids got to work on prepping their meals in about 30 minutes, with meals ranging from a PB&J to noodle soup. "If it looks like we're going to encounter nutritional deficiencies, I guess we'll address that as it comes up, but so far I'm pleased with the results of Night One," the dad signed off his post, adding that he could continue to post with updates.

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So how did this savvy experiment turn out? It seems like it actually worked, as a Reddit update post revealed:

Of course, this may not be the most conventional approach, but it certainly has merit. Ultimately, perhaps it teaches us that the key to helping picky eatin' children expand their palates comes in the form of a food-centric cliché: Teach 'em that variety is the spice of life. The more they experiment themselves in the kitchen and lend a helping hand to others in preparing meals, the more they'll find a world beyond PB&Js.