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100 Ways to Become a Healthier Family

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Be patient with picky eaters

It takes 8 to 10 times for a child to decide if he or she really likes or dislikes a food. Often, parents offer a food once, and if the child doesn’t eat it, they never reintroduce it. “The key is to constantly introduce (children) to new foods,” says Keri Gans, a registered dietitian and spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association.