My 6yo is a phase eater. I have never worried about it because she has a great amount of energy
and she is healthy. She won't eat meat, except for occasional chicken, but I don't mind. I am glad
she isn't interested in beef. But like your child she does enjoy yogurt, banana's, peanut butter, cereal,
other things sometimes, somedays. She loved broccoli for a long time, then all a sudden she wouldn't
eat it. Last night at her grandmother's house that's all she would eat.
Yeah she is slightly short, and good weight for her height though. Her Dad is also short. Our ped has
never said anything negative about her weight. He always has remarked that she is a very healthy
gal. I believe that kids have a greater intuition than we do. Many times when my dd has her phases,
like eating nothing but yogurt for a day or too then I believe that is what she is craving, and what her
I think it's great that you don't force food. My only advice is try to keep lots of choices in the house.
I used to buy a bunch of banana's, a bag of apples, the largest bad of carrots but many times would
find myself trying to force them on myself before they went bad. Now I try to keep 4-5 different fruits
plus different vegetables in the house in smaller amounts so there is always a choice.
It could be worse, your child could refuse to eat nothing but Doritos.