There are a lot of finicky kids…and adults, too. I was kind of picky when I was a kid, too, and I still have a hard time eating anything green. How do we get our kids to try new foods? Well, there’s bribery. Or there’s leading by example. I’d suggest once in a while—maybe once or twice a month—find something YOU’VE never tried before and make it a part of your lunch or dinner and call it “Try-Something-New Tuesday” (or something like that). Be honest, though, about your opinions. “Oh, I don’t really care for that.” Or, “Wow, that’s a lot better than I thought it would be.” Or, “I want THAT again.” Training kids to try new things is more than just putting it in front of them. Modeling that behavior can make all the difference.

Suggested Reading: Proverbs 22:6, Luke 6:31, Romans 12:10