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12 Children's Books About Food Habits and Picky Eaters

Posted 04/20/21 by April S

Trying to get a child to eat vegetables is bound to result in a battle of wills. Of course, parents simply want what’s best for their children, but trying to convince a small child that eating a well-balanced diet is important to their well-being is not easy. From throwing food on the floor to just sitting there in absolute defiance, trying to outlast a stubborn child who refuses to eat even one pea is enough to make even the most patient parent throw their hands up in the air.

The books in this blog post highlight a variety of food habits. You’ll discover creative stories featuring characters who refuse to eat their veggies. You’ll also find characters who are stuck on eating only one type of food. They are fun and sure to entertain your little one. This post also includes nonfiction books and related articles for parents and caregivers facing challenging mealtimes with children.

Cover of Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake

Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake

Cover of No Kimchi for Me!

No Kimchi for Me!

eAudiobook
Cover of Nope! Never! Not for Me!

Nope! Never! Not for Me!

eBook
Cover of Watermelon Madness

Watermelon Madness

Cover of Tony Baroni Loves Macaroni

Tony Baroni Loves Macaroni

Cover of Bad Kitty

Bad Kitty

eBook
Cover of Night of the Veggie Monster

Night of the Veggie Monster

Cover of Princess Penelopea Hates Peas: A Tale of Picky Eating and Avoiding Catastropeas

Princess Penelopea Hates Peas: A Tale of Picky Eating and Avoiding Catastropeas

Cover of Felix Eats Up

Felix Eats Up

Cover of A Busy Creature's Day Eating: An Alphabetical Smorgasbord

A Busy Creature's Day Eating: An Alphabetical Smorgasbord

Cover of Tales for Very Picky Eaters

Tales for Very Picky Eaters

eAudiobook
Cover of Every Night is Pizza Night

Every Night is Pizza Night

eBook

Nonfiction Books for Parents and Caregivers

Cover of The No-Cry Picky Eater Solution: Gentle Ways to Encourage Your Child to Eat and Eat Healthy

The No-Cry Picky Eater Solution: Gentle Ways to Encourage Your Child to Eat and Eat Healthy

eAudiobook
Cover of Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating: A Step-By-Step Guide for Overcoming Selective Eating, Food Aversion and Feeding Disorders

Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating: A Step-By-Step Guide for Overcoming Selective Eating, Food Aversion and Feeding Disorders

eBook
Cover of The Picky Eater Project: 6 Weeks to Happier, Healthier Family Mealtimes

The Picky Eater Project: 6 Weeks to Happier, Healthier Family Mealtimes

eBook

Related Articles

8 Ways to Get Picky Eaters to Become More Adventurous – Eatright.org

10 Tips for Parents of Picky Eaters – Healthychildren.org

13 Proven Strategies for Picky Eaters – Parents.com

The 6 Types of Picky Eater – And How to Get Them to Eat – Parents.com

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