Exposure + Fun = Success
My friend’s son is just like any other toddler (including mine) – he refuses some foods. But often he’ll eat new food if they’re served by me.
This may be because I’m not Mom. I’m a novelty and kids behave differently for their parents. Plus August was a great model for these foods. But also because I make new foods fun.
My friend filmed this after her son, who hates mandarin, ate a whole mandarin when I put it into a star shape. I also sand a fun, made up song about it.
Here I’m making golden kiwi into a cat. It looks nothing like a cat but the kids are into it.
Remember, they will never like new foods if they aren’t given the opportunity to try them regularly. There’s zero pressure to try this - it’s just exposure.
Watch the full reel here