Not Eating Vegetables

It’s common for toddlers to go through stages with foods, including avoidance of entire food groups (often, vegetables!) Many parents get concerned, but it’s totally OK if your child hasn’t anything green in months.

Remember that if you’re providing your child with a variety of healthy foods on a regular basis, you’re doing a great job feeding him or her. Research shows that continuing to offer a variety will eventually increase your toddler’s acceptance of vegetables (or whatever food group is being rejected).

If you get desperate, hiding some veggies inside a smoothie is 1 approach (spinach, pumpkin, sweet potato and cauliflower are all good choices for this). There are also a number of cookbooks that will help you find creative ways to add additional veggies into your child’s diet, including in baked goods and other child-friendly foods.

Disclaimer: This page is not intended to provide medical advice about your child. Always seek the advice of a physician, qualified healthcare provider or child-development specialist with any questions you have about your child's health, medical condition or development. Never disregard, avoid or delay contacting a doctor or other qualified professional because of something you read here.

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