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: http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201508200900

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, Oprah.com, 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.