Have regular family meals. Respect the meal times. Let it be a bonding time with no other distractionsBreakfast is another great time for a family meal, especially since kids who eat breakfast tend to do better in school. Ensure that your child never skips breakfast. It is the most important meal of the day.Cook more meals at home. Save dining out for special occasions.Get kids involved. Children enjoy helping adults to shop for groceries, selecting what goes in their lunch box, and preparing dinner. It’s also a chance for you to teach them about the nutritional values of different foods, and (for older children) how to read food labelsMake a variety of healthy snacks available instead of empty calorie snacks. Keep plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grain snacks, and healthy beverages (water, milk, pure fruit juice) around and easily accessible so kids become used to reaching for healthy snacks.Limit portion sizes. Don’t insist your child cleans the plate, and never use food as a reward or bribe.Picky eaters are going through a normal developmental stage, exerting control over their environment and expressing concern about trusting the unfamiliar. Many picky eaters also prefer a “separate compartmented plate,” where one type of food doesn’ttouch another.