Want to raise a non-picky eater?

Start small. Introduce your baby to different textures by 9 months of age to promote future food acceptance. By 1 year of age, offer mashed or chopped family meals and encourage self-feeding.

Lend a hand. Getting your child excited about food from the start is key. Kids love to help. Get your toddler involved in shopping – have him pick out a fruit or vegetable you’ve never tried before.

Follow the leader. Want your child to be a healthy, adventurous eater? Be one yourself! If your child sees you making interesting, healthy choices, she will too. Take some thyme. Add fresh flavour to meals with an indoor herb garden. Kids can pick the leaves and use them as you prepare dinner together.

Globally inspired. Spin a globe to pick a cultural meal theme. Be fearless: try a different cuisine each week.