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Picky Eating


Picky Eating Did you feed your dog Brussels sprouts under the table as a kid? Stage negotiations with your mother - five more peas in exchange for dessert? Maybe as an adult you've skirted menu items to avoid mushrooms or suffered chicken salad at a picnic so as not to offend your host. We all have our particular food aversions; some more than others, but what makes a picky eater? Are you born a picky eater or made one? Why do we hate the foods we hate? We'll discuss the science behind picky eating and talk with a former picky eater turned foodie. We'll also find out how you can broaden your palate and incorporate more foods that you've come to avoid. Plus, advice for parents of picky eaters. Guests Stephanie Lucianovic - Author of Suffering Succotash: A Picky Eater's Quest to Understand Why we Hate the Foods we Hate Dr. Marcia Pelchat - Food psychologist at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia WFAEats | Confessions of a Picky Eater Turned Foodie Stephanie Lucianovic's Blog - Grub Report Add and read comments