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Picky Eaters (free printable)

Printable Picky Eaters Chart

Picky eaters are in every home. My 2 year old is such a picky eater that maintaining a balanced diet is so tricky! I know that often before a child will even try a certain food or come to like it that you should offer it numerous times.  I was doing this and still feeling like he would never try it so I decided to create a little incentive with these “I Try New Foods” charts. There is one for vegetables, fruits, or any new foods.

This picky eaters chart created new interest and excitement in trying at least a bite of new foods. After dinner if he has tried something new, he gets to punch a hole in one of the stars and write the food that he tried. My 2 year old colors in a star each time she tries something new.

Print your own “I Try New Foods” Charts.

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5 Comments

  • Reply Leesy

    I LOVE this idea! I keep getting a grocery list though. Is the link right? We have this concept to “Eat the rainbow” each day- I poked holes in the top of a clear container I upcycled with a tight fitting clear lid I have used a marker w/rainbow colored on top.

    I then offer the children pom-poms the color of whatever food item then just ate and they practice some fine motor skills and poke the pom-pom through the hole.

    Purple for grapes, red for strawberries, brown for breads (I know not a rainbow color,this just helps us when they kids want crackers or bread all day) etc…- I can saw let’s look at the foods we have ate today…too much brown!

    This helps us (ME TOO!) eat more healthy and make better choices during the day. I would LOVE to see that NEW FOODS printable, please let me know if I am doing something wrong or if you have another link, TY!

    March 21, 2012 at 5:42 pm
  • Reply The Activity Mom

    Leesy,
    GREAT visual for eating all of the foods. Love it! I changed the printable link so it is correct now. =) Thanks for letting me know.

    March 21, 2012 at 6:18 pm
  • Reply Happy Homemaker

    My son is super picky, but luckily we have found a few things in every food group that is essential for him to eat. I use a food guide pyramid for toddlers (with recommended servings listed on it) that I found, and I have the twenty or so foods that my toddler will eat printed out on magnets. We attached the pyramid to the fridge and then after each meal we move the magnet of what he ate to the pyramid. I can then keep track of what choices to give him for snacks, etc. based on what he needs. For example, if he hasn’t had enough dairy, then his choice for supper might be calcium fortified chicken nuggets or cereal. Of course, I put other foods on his tray to try to expand his picky eating a bit, but at least the pyramid helps me know that even though he’s not eating a wide variety of food, that at least he’s eating what he needs.

    March 26, 2012 at 7:26 pm
  • Reply Happy Homemaker

    By the way, I forgot to mention that I love your “try new foods” chart. I hope to incorporate this to expand my little mans picky eating habits.

    March 26, 2012 at 7:28 pm
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