It's true – kids can be picky eaters. As parents, we want to make sure our children eat a healthy and balanced diet. But deep in our hearts, we also wish our children truly loved food and approached mealtime like other new experiences in life – with a sense of adventure, confidence and an open mind.
Easier said than done. After a long day, it's easy to succumb to a food tantrum. But with a little effort and a few tricks up our sleeves, we can all have kids who don't just eat well, but are eager to try new cuisines.
Here are some ways to turn little ones into true foodies (or at least to get them to expand their repertoire of buttered noodles and hot dogs!):