11yr old son

New Zealand
September 3, 2006 3:45pm CST
my boy won't eat anything but peanut butter sandwiches,chicken nuggets and fruit...
13 responses
@HerShe (2386)
• Canada
7 Oct 06
www.wholefamily.com ((this one, you can pose ?s to an expert) www.Kidsgrowth.com www.familyeducation.com/home www.earlyconnect.org-13K hhtp:csefel.uiuc.edu/ (this one has a parent chat line)
@HerShe (2386)
• Canada
7 Oct 06
www.kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/food/snack_at... www.extention.iastate.edu/nutrition/nutrition/kid... Theparentsite.com/cookbook/healthysnacks.asp
@HerShe (2386)
• Canada
7 Sep 06
Do a search for early childhood education. There you can get info on the development of your 11 year old. You'll find out why and how to fix it peaceably.
@Laikan (123)
• Japan
5 Sep 06
Like Victoria said instead of Chicken Nuggets, try abit of nuggets with potato and abit of other meat inside that potato. like camouflage. outer will look the same, but inner taste is mixed.
• United States
3 Sep 06
You really have nothing to stress over. I had this same problem but with peanut butter and jelly. And also cereal and milk. It still happens here. I took her to the doctor he said to not stress her. That her stomach is not big enough to feel like an udults. You should just buy him some ensure,and some flintstone vitamins. It will get better. They have so many cool foods for kids now adays full of goodies. lunchables,etc. It will get better. Get him a large bucket of peanut butter and keep bread. Does he eat grapes,oranges,etc if so leave them on the table and he will eat them
@niksan87 (212)
• Bulgaria
3 Sep 06
try with yoghourt
@jhannon (1410)
• United States
3 Sep 06
maybe its a consistancy thing..My husband doesnt like alot of vegetables causE of the way they feel in his mouth..He thinks tomataoes are a slimy feeling..
@Annilyn (117)
• United States
3 Sep 06
I have a 5 year old that is the same way, but he wont eat pb&j! He wants to live on pizza, chicken nuggets, french fries and toast with butter! I have tried everything, yet have never been able to make him eat ...we sit good food in front of him and without even trying it he tells us he doesnt like it! He did surprise me last week...while I was out with my daughter at cheer practice he asked his fater if he could have some corn and and a baked potato with a pork steak, although he didnt like it he atleast he tried it!!! So if you find the secret of making your child eat please pass it along to me!! I will be forever grateful!!!
@thecheko (71)
• Canada
3 Sep 06
Get min to sit at the table till he eats his dinner and if if dont eats it he goes without
• United States
3 Sep 06
What kind of bread in those sandwiches? See if you can work him up to more complex, whole-grain breads. Try simple wheat breads for a while, work in some of the breads with nuts and seeds if he can tolerate them. Try different dipping sauces with the chicken, and find other foods he can use those sauces on.
@Victoria7 (1242)
• Spain
3 Sep 06
At least he´s eating all the food groups (carbs, fat, protein & some vitamins). Try introducing new things slowly. Make his nuggets but put a few boiled potatoes on the plate or some vegetables or mash some vegetables into potatoes to get him to eat them. When he does try something new, give him a lot of praise. When he refuses things, instead of telling him off, remove the plate and try again next time. I´m sure this must be really frustrating for you but lots of kids go through these phases and they don´t affect their health generally. See a doctor if you´re worried though. Maybe you can get some other advice.
• United States
3 Sep 06
He's getting protein and fruit, it's ok. I would tell him that's fine but he has to have one vegetable with each meal. One serving spoon full. If he doesn't come out of his phase, he will at least have an appreciation for his vegetables.
@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
3 Sep 06
May just be a phase. How long has he beein doing this? Do you give him a multivitamin? Have you spoken to his doctor about his eating habits?