Celebrity chef Curtis Stone, has voiced his opinion on parents indulging their picky eater children.
He says parents should let them go hungry more often.
“I don’t see the big deal in letting kids go hungry a few times. They’ll eat when they’re hungry.”
“I think the problem is too many parents worry about their kids being hungry that they let their children dictate what they eat,” he told the Herald Sun.
To encourage children to eat what is put in front of them at set meal times, the Melbourne-raised chef said no snacks should be offered between meals.
“Say you make a fish pie and the kids won’t eat it; I’d wrap it up, put it away and offer it again later when they’re hungry,” said Stone, who has two boys, Hudson, 4, and Emerson, 1, with American actress wife Lindsay Price.
“What’s wrong with fish pie for breakfast? I’d love a fish pie for breakfast.”
Stone said some kids might be turned off by the traditional “meat and three veg” on their plate and urged parents to experiment with flavours and to expose children to spices from an early age.
“Try incorporating the vegetables into the meal with a chicken casserole or a bolognese,” he said.