A picky eater by definition does not want to eat a range of foods. They have a selection of favourites and want to stay with those!
As a parent, our biggest hurdle is usually around adding a new food. How do we get them to try, never mind like a new food?
One strategy that can help is to use a favourite food to help us move a little step forwards.
For example, if we have a child that loves chocolate, can we dip a food that isn't scary but isn't accepted into some chocolate sauce (you can make a simple version with cocoa powder, milk or water and sweetener). Or just melt a little chocolate (which in itself may be a step for some children).
My advice is always to take the smallest manageable step. If we have a child that likes peanut butter, this may be dipping some peanut butter into the choc sauce first. If that works can we try a tiny piece of peanut?
It's always best to look for a win if we can so think small, think easy, think what may be something our child enjoys?
Judith is passionate about good food and is even more passionate about enabling other people to enjoy the wide variety of fresh food available today.