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338 thoughts on “Meal Time Troubles Are Frequent in My Home & $50 AMEX Giveaway”

  1. I once made a brick oven (made of boulders and a lot of ingenuity and brut) in the middle of the desert to have a place to cook some pizzas for him.

  2. nothing crazy yet. we have a rule that you have to try something, but you dont have to keep eating it if you don’t like it.

  3. My daughter loved music when she was little – so I’d put on a record and we’d eat one food for each song

  4. I used to dance around silly singing a Broccoli song so my son would eat it, then we would also decorate Broccoli like they were little Christmas trees.

  5. I’m tasted baby food to encourage my kids to eat. I’ve played choo-choo and airplane too.
    Thanks so much.

  6. Bribed my son to eat. If he eats he gets a “treat”. Yes I know its horrible but I’ve done it and I’m not proud :/ Thanks!

  7. Visit the Ragu Facebook Page and leave a comment on their Ragu Moms the Word on Dinner video conversations area Susan Smith and I commented about taking my children to the grocery store.

  8. We allow our daughter to put ketchup on EVERYTHING to get her to eat. It’s disgusting, but it works.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  9. I follow them on twitter @anashct3
    Thanks for this lovely giveaway!

    Email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  10. to get the kids to eat, i tell them they are gonna go to bed without eating, and i actually followed through once, i felt so guilty so i waited and we ended up snacking in the kitchen late worked for next time however!


  12. How to enter:

    Answer this: What is the most embarrassing thing you have done to get your kids to eat their meal?

    dont have kids,but i was once sent to a room for the entire day…i was hungry the next day baby!

  13. How to enter:

    Answer this: What is the most embarrassing thing you have done to get your kids to eat their meal?

    dont have kids,but i was once sent to a room for the entire day…i was hungry the next day baby!


  14. Right now my son is still young so I haven’t done anything too bad. He hates eating meat though so I’ve embarrassingly tried less healthy meats like hot dogs and chicken nuggets to coax him (no luck though).


  15. I would tell my two daughters to pretend that they were Godzilla eating a forest of trees, so as to encourage them to eat broccoli.

  16. I never really have to do anything to get them to eat. Our son does have a dislike for certain textures. So, I’ll do something like mix yogurt in with his milk.

  17. I brought his Left over meal to his baseball game and told him he better finish it, if he wants to play and be strong!

  18. I never had a problem getting my son to eat, so nothing embarrassing to report. He’s grown now and still a very healthy eater…loves his food! 🙂

  19. I often sing to my son at the top of my lungs to get him to take bites 🙂

    bakergurl02 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  20. I commented on Ragus wall and in the video section for ” How to make leftover’s delicious”? FB name rebecca shockley

  21. I don’t remember ever doing anything that I would consider embarrassing to get them to eat–it was never a problem.

  22. I’m with you…I don’t think I’ve done anything embarrassing, but I’ve definitely bribed with dessert.

  23. I once told them I would dance in the front yard if they finished all their meal

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  24. The most embarrassing thing would have to be the dance and song I did when my son was a little younger and at the stage he didn’t want anyone to feed him anymore. Since then I have kept those moments to a minimum.

  25. The most embarrassing thing I’ve done is search everywhere and then spend a small fortune on plates with cats on them trying to get my daughter excited about eating. It didn’t work but she loves playing with the plates.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  26. I’ve danced and sang silly songs to get my daughter to stop throwing a fit at the table and eat lol 🙂

  27. Well besides the open up the station choo choo train trick when they were much younger the only thing I do now is bribe them with dessert.

  28. I told them if they ate their dinner I would stand in our front yard and sing i’m a little tea pot. They loved it!

  29. I mostly had good eaters but I have been known to get out ranch salad dressing and put a puddle of it on my kids’ plates to use as dip to get them to eat whatever it was they weren’t eating.

  30. FB: Slehan
    Share a favorite dinnertime moment!
    When ever someone at the table used a word that we didn’t know my father always said: Go get the dictionary & look it up. I have a great vocabulary now.

  31. I once smashed peas and carrots over my face and licked them off around my mouth to get the kids to eat theirs – luckily it was just at home, so it wasn’t too embarrassing!

  32. Thanks for the giveaway…we used to sing the “vegetable song” to get the kids to eat vegetables, silly impromptu lyrics sung in various styles i.e. opera, rap, etc.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

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