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Dr. Jennifer Shu and her team of pediatricians answer your health questions.

Dr. Jennifer Shu

Question & Answer

Question

My child only wants to eat peanut butter sandwiches. What should I do?

Answer

Food jags (when children want to eat only a particular food) are common in young children.

Offer smaller servings of the favored food, along with other foods, to ensure that your child eats a variety of foods.

Jags rarely last long enough to be harmful. If your child is energetic and growing, he is probably eating enough.

Additional Information:

Source: Bright Futures: Nutrition, 3rd Edition (Copyright © 2011 American Academy of Pediatrics)