How To Help Picky Eaters

//How To Help Picky Eaters

Picky eaters, and how to help them, on KQED’s Forum

According to a new study from the Duke University Center for Eating Disorders, roughly 20 percent of kids are picky eaters, “snubbing their nose at all but a select list of foods.” For many kids, it’s a normal phase of childhood development that they’ll grow out of, but for some it can be “an indication of larger mental health issues.” In this engaging discussion, I talk with Rachael Myrow of KQED’s Forum, along with Nancy Ducker of Duke University, about the findings in this latest study and share solutions for encouraging picky eaters (and their parents) to boost variety at their family table.

Listen to the episode here:

A mother of two, Jennifer Tyler Lee is the award-winning author of The 52 New Foods Challenge (Penguin Random House/Avery 2014), an IACP Culinary Award nominee, and the creator of the award-winning series of healthy eating games, Crunch a Color®. Her family cooking adventures have been spotlighted by The 700 Club, US Weekly,, Jessica Alba, Michael Pollan, Jamie Oliver, Rachael Ray, Laurie David, Pottery Barn Kids, Williams-Sonoma, and Whole Foods. She is a featured blogger at The Huffington Post and a regular contributor to the James Beard Award-Winning magazine, Edible.

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About the Author:

Heralded by Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution as “A mom and genius game creator helping kids eat fresh food!”, Jennifer Tyler Lee is an award-winning cookbook author, game creator, and healthy eating advocate. Jennifer has garnered national TV, radio, and print coverage for her family cookbook, The 52 New Foods Challenge, and her nutrition game, Crunch a Color®: The Healthy Eating Game. Jennifer’s work has been spotlighted by Jessica Alba, Michael Pollan, Jamie Oliver, Laurie David, Rachael Ray, US Weekly, The 700 Club, and—among many others. Her fresh approach to cooking together as a family inspired a nationwide series of kids cooking classes at Williams-Sonoma, The 52 New Foods Junior Chef Series, along with an exclusive edition of her book. A former strategy consultant, she lives in the Bay Area with her family.

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