Expose your child to new foods in a non-threatening way…..
Food 3D Puzzle for Kids – Build with wooden blocks to make a food item
Kids Food Adventure – Colorful pictures of new foods to try and fun facts about them. You can track and rate new foods that have been tried. This has a sticker reward chart and I don’t think a reward chart is necessarily the best way to tackle picky eating. I like the idea of rating the foods kids try and keeping a little “food passport.”
CAUTION – I’m getting onto a soap box right now. I don’t want your kids to try things because they want a new toy. It may be a short term solution to encourage variety but I am not convinced the strategy will have staying power. This is hard to hear: you will get a bigger reward if your child has the opportunity to develop an intrinsic interest in food… it just takes longer to get there. Just to make the water muddier, a sticker reward chart may have a place if you are starting with total refusal of most everything and you’ve tried many other strategies. In that case, it needs to be thought of as a starting point and you need to be prepared to phase it out from the beginning.
Let me know if you’ve found any other food apps!!!