Topic “picky eaters”

By Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic (Special to The Washington Post)

From the time stores start playing Christmas carols in October until the last New Year’s aspirin is swallowed, the holiday season kicks up the stress levels in everyone.

And for the picky eater, the holidays and their accompanying food-centric events magnify yet another source of stress: how to eat. Or, to put it more accurately, how to...

By Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore (

When you have a picky eater at home, whether 2 or 42, it makes getting a meal on the table each night a colossal headache.

Often it means whoever does the cooking will end up preparing two meals or surrendering to the fact that the picky eater will eat nothing and then beg for junk and snacks later. We both have difficult-to-please...

By Anne Brockhoff (McClatchy Newspapers)

Young children are notoriously finicky. Broccoli, salmon, beets — name a healthy food, and there’s a preschooler who won’t eat it. But many just as quickly rule out carrots, pot roast or scrambled eggs, or anything that’s not white or smothered in ketchup.

“Picky, picky, picky,” many a parent, myself included, has muttered over the...