Did you know that it can take up to 10 times trying a new food before a child begins to like it? Experimenting with taste tests at home offers a fun, pressure-free environment for your child to explore new foods. Try these tips for a successful experience:
Engage all five senses: Even if your child isn’t ready to taste a new food, encourage them to look at it, touch it, and smell it. This can help them become more comfortable with the idea of trying it.

  • Be patient and persistent: Keep offering new food to your child several times. It may take multiple attempts before they acquire a taste for it, so don’t give up!
  • Introduce a rainbow of foods: Include a variety of colorful foods from each food group. This can make mealtime more interesting and encourage your child to try different flavors and textures.
  • Involve your child in shopping: Let your child pick out fruits and vegetables at the store. This hands-on experience can make them more excited about trying the foods they helped select.

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