Renthead Mommy Posted November 10, 2011 Share Posted November 10, 2011 I don't know what to do at this point. He won't eat anything even remotely healthy for him. He'll happily eat fast food chicken nuggets (but not homemade), burgers, hot dogs,french fries, pizza, peanut butter and jelly, deli ham, pancakes, yogurt and cheese. He'll eat bananas and maybe an apple. He will not eat anything else. This kid would prefer to starve than eat anything healthy at this point. This is a child who used to happily eat vegetables and loved fruit. He's never been huge on meat except fast food meat. He's not big on fish but loves sushi. I know I'm not a great cook, but I'm not posioning anyone. The only real convince food I buy is pancake mix, bisquick, stove top, shake and bake, deli meat, spaghetti sauce. I also don't make fancy. I bake, roast, crockpot or grill meat. Things aren't dripping in fancy sauces or exotic ingredients. Veggies offered are carrots, beans, broccoli, califlower, cucumber, tomatoes, squash, greens, asparagus, peppers. I offer veggies both cooked and raw. You can dip the food in whatever you want (ranch, blue cheese, ketchup). At this point, the kid that used to happily eat all those veggies, mostly raw, some cooked, and loved salads, now would sit and stare at a plate for two hours rather than eat 3 bites of a carrot. He also used to eat all sorts of fruit, but now I can barely get an apple and banana into him a day now. I don't know what to do with him at this point. He's 9 and in 4th grade. His attitude toward school and anything requiring work took a huge nose dive this year. I knew I was in for a battle this school year by August. My only comfort has been the number of other posts about 9yos and talking to others who also have had similar attitudes with their 9yos. Basically his whole attitude sucks, and I'm sure his horrible food choices are not helping it at all. I'm hoping if I at least get some vitamins into him maybe his attitude will improve and maybe he'll eventually start wanting healthy food again. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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