My advice for dealing with a picky eater, I have a 6 year old who has been a picky eater since he came out of the womb and so I have learned – He’s 6 year old now – I have learned a few tips along the way. My number one tip, that I wish somebody has told me when he was smaller, is that that size matters. My son wouldn't eat strawberries. I would typically cut them in quarter segments and put them in front of him and he would always push them away. It wasn't until I went to a friend’s house who sliced strawberries up into very small pieces, that I saw him pick them up and eat them. And so, if you’re having trouble with your picky eater eating things one way, try serving them up in a different way, particularly a smaller size.
The second thing I learned with picky eaters is that texture matters. If you’re kid doesn't like the texture of strawberries or broccoli, throw it in a blender; throw it in a blender with some yogurt, and it’s a great way to get kids to eat their vegetables and fruits, if they don’t like the texture of certain foods.
The third thing I learned about picky eaters and how to get them to eat is that smell really matters. As a working mom, I don’t cook that often, and so my son doesn't have the luxury of smelling the food cooking during the day; but now I have a babysitter who, luckily, does a lot of cooking and my son is willing to try a lot more things – Fish and souffles and all these yummy smelling food, because he has the smell of the food to whet his appetite.