I have a 33 month old son that is an extraordinarily picky eater. He is in the beige stage (chicken, breads, crackers, etc.) and will sometimes tolerate yogurt and fruit. I always offer a broad selection at meal time and place healthy snacks out between meals that he adamantly refuses. The bits of advice that seem to keep popping up amongst our very traditional minded circle of fellow parents are “when he’s hungry he’ll eat.”, “Send him to bed once with an empty stomach and he’ll eat from that point on”, and “force a bite into his mouth”. Obviously, none of these options are acceptable at all to us. Does anyone have tips or tricks to get that first important “hey, this stuff is pretty tasty” bite in? I have no qualms about him refusing a food he truly doesn’t care for, but it’s important that he broadens the palate a bit.