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Advice for Parents of Picky Eaters on Thanksgiving

**The following advice is from a licensed Occupational Therapist and is only for children that are medically stable and have a diet that is meeting their basic nutrition needs.**

Mealtime can be stressful for parents of picky eaters, especially when that meal is a big event like Thanksgiving. The most important thing to remember is that Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time to focus on family, socializing, and having fun. If parents are stressed about what their child will and will and will not eat, it can make mealtime a negative experience for everyone.

The following is advice for making the Thanksgiving mealtime a positive experience, while also encouraging picky eaters to explore new foods.