My 7-year-old has spent a lot of time worrying about food and avoiding anything he's never tried. And with good reason. You can read here about how we finally discovered his allergy to egg when he was 4 years old and how that has affected his eating habits.
Ever since then I've worked toward helping him trust food again and expand his repertoire of foods. Growing a garden did wonders. And now, we've started Try Something New Thursday. That way once a week something new can be introduced, something he is certain does not have egg. He may or may not like it, but he only has to try one bite. That one bite is required for him to have a treat that night because eating a variety of foods is crucial to our health.
Here was this week's trial (there are two items because we happened to have both and Havarti cheese didn't technically count as he'd had it a year or so ago, LOL.)
He liked the Havarti and actually ate more than one bite. The olives he ate one small piece of one, said "It tastes salty," but then didn't want any more.
I think we can make this fun, something to look forward to and a non-combative way to get him to try new things.
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