'Help! My child just won't eat!'
This reader's letter was extracted from a question on the Parent24 forums.


My almost 6 year old has eaten vegetables up to about 6 months ago, when he suddenly decided all forms of veg/salads are yucky and will not touch it.

He only wants fried foods like fish and chips or pizza, and will go to bed hungry if he does not get his way.

From a young age he refused milk, but eats cheese. He will eat dry cereal only, alternatively bread and more bread.

He has gained a lot of weight since refusing these foods, and I've tried every trick in the book! Pulling my hair out, any advice will help please.

He has never been big on meat either, so what to feed this boy?

- Betsie

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