This New York Times article was sent to me by a friend. I too am shocked and slightly judgmental when I hear parents say, "I have to add strawberry syrup to his milk or he won't drink it" Or "eating M&M's is better than not eating." Like these chefs surveyed, I thought I would always get my kids to eat what we ate at dinner. Often my three year old went to bed hungry since she didn't like the dinner option, and would wake up in the middle of the night crying since she had an empty stomach, or would eat so much at breakfast that I couldn't help but feel guilty. I (with the influence of my fussy palleted husband) started to give in with the peanut butter sandwich option at dinner. After reading the article, I'm starting to think maybe I shouldn't have been such a softy. Not too many kids starve to death just because they are fussy, right?
Click here for the link to the article, and a Pad Thai recipe that I'm looking forward to trying