My 17-month-old daughter is getting picky about food. She hardly eats what we eat and won't eat anything with tomatoes. She loves rice and most pasta, but I'm worried that she's not getting enough nutrients and proteins.
Your daughter probably doesn't like the acid in tomato products, Kyla. Additionally, toddlers often mistrust foods that they don't recognize, foods that are mixed together and, since they don't have their molars, foods that may be difficult to chew.
Give her the foods that she loves and add extra cheese, yogurt or egg to increase the proteins. With a daily children's vitamin, she will get the nutrients that she needs. She'll be more interested in different foods as she gets older.
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