Originally Posted by EdnaMarie
HI all. I have an eleven year old daughter (very shy) who has always been a picky eater. She won't even attempt to try new foods. Her diet consists of peant butter and jelly sandwiches for breakfast (every day) grilled cheese sandwiches, chicken noodle soup, fries and chicken nuggets, seldom but sometimes a banana in her pbandj sandwich, sometimes an apple cut up and of course any chocolate or cakes or sweets.
Where does she get the jelly, bread, cheese, chicken noodle soup, fries, chicken nuggets, chocolate, cakes and sweets????? I assume these are items you put in your shopping cart. These habits are usually learned and supported by parents.
I discussed this with her Dr. and she said as long as she's getting some from all the food groups and growing normally it's ok.
It's not ok. Good eating habits should be formed in childhood. Whatever habits she forms now will most likely be carried forward into her adult life.