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Refuses to eat any sort of fruit

posted 8 years 2 months ago
I have a soon to be three year old daughter who will not by any means eat fruit. She is my only child that has a problem with weight, food and weak lungs. I have been trying to feed her fruits from day 1 but she just wont have it.

I tried making a salad, shake, not even letting her see that she ate fruit. She always spits it out and she will put up a fight. What can i do? Fruits are essential.

posted 8 years 1 month ago
I wonder if it's the texture. My son would gag on certain foods. He would eat fruit if it was semi frozen. I could freeze pears and he loved them semi thawed. Then once he got used to the taste he would he them normally. He's not a big fan of fruit to this day. He's 13 and knows he should have fruit but won't eat it very often. He will have smoothies if I make them for him and he'll drink fresh squeezed juices. If I dip strawberries or bananas in chocolate he'll eat them too. Good luck.

posted 8 years 1 month ago
One of my friends had a lot of success with her son by cutting fruit into fun shapes or even making pictures out of fruit on the plate! For instance she would make something that looked like a palm tree by using a banana as the tree trunk and segmenting a mandarin orange for the palm leaves. I guess you could try that and your designs are really up to whatever your imagination comes up with!

posted 8 years 1 month ago
Well this is certainly an issue that parents everywhere deal with, and we had our fair share of issues with our son. He would not try new vegetables or fruit, he ate some but anything that he had not had before some random age he would not try, and so it was just a matter of taking the time to encourage him to try it and then he liked it I know there is more to it than that, but maybe persistence is the key.

posted 8 years 1 month ago
This makes me think of the book Which I think is call Deceptively Delicous by Jerry Seinfield's wife. It has recipes where the fruits and vegetables are hidden in the ingredients through purées, etc.

Some people disagree which this approach, hiding the fruits and veg, but as a family we eat a lot of fruit and veg, hidden in the meal or not, and I believe it to be the same thing. If the fruit is hidden in a recipe the taste will still be there slightly, and they will be getting the nutrients while slowly becoming accustomed to the taste.

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