Growing up, I was a picky eater. Being like most children growing up, new food looked, tasted, and smelled funny. Sticking to my Kraft mac & cheese and chicken nuggets was how I survived as a child. Though some children have worse eating habits then I did and have borderline food neophobia. Food neophobia is define as the generally reluctance to eat, or the avoidance, of new food. Many factors come into play. Understanding that, the pressure to eat, personal factors, parental influences, and social influences all affect the children decisions. The sole purpose of this post is to preach about allowing the child to feel independent in their choice and promoting an acceptance of the choices regardless if it the outcome the parental figure seeks. In doing this, it allows an open mind to be promoted and will help with the children in expanding their diets.