Are Picky Eating Habits Genetic?

We think of picky eating as a toddler quirk, but food aversion extends to adults and can create some adverse problems! Selective eating disorder is a mental condition that manifests as a restricted diet. Here are more facts about finicky eating.

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Magdalena J.
Past Memberabout a year ago

Thank you!

Lika S.
Lika S.3 years ago

Well, a limited diet hurts the child, as well as what the parent ate. I like everything, almost, and so does my 12 year old.

What's crazy, is my former sister in law likes somewhat of a variety, like Chinese, Mexican (not just tacos & burritos), some Japanese like egg rolls, etc... Her daughter hasn't had Chinese, and won't because she states she doesn't like it. Then only eats tacos, and her favorite is hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken nuggets and pasta... I don't get it.

Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson3 years ago

my boyfriend (and his sister!) are the ULTIMATE picky eaters. it drives me CRAZY. i'd eat about anything.

Heidi Aubrey
Heidi Aubrey3 years ago

.....by time it hits the intestine.........

sorry.

Heidi Aubrey
Heidi Aubrey3 years ago

The most bizarre adult food "habit" I have seen is where someone won't eat something if it is touching something else on the plate. I mean what are they thinking!

In the stomach the entire mix is churned around like a washing machine as its thoroughly mixed with the acid to break it down before it goes to the intestine. By time it hits the it looks like its been through the blender on high for awhile.

Heidi Aubrey
Heidi Aubrey3 years ago

I was not a picky eater as a child. My mom gave me peeled carrot for a snack(I was 3), I ate it, she gave me apple slices(plain), delicious, rye bread spread with liverwurst and onion, yum. Except one......brussel sprouts. To this day I can barely tolerate them.

Nils Lunde

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Ajla C.
Past Member 3 years ago

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Magdalen B.
Magdalen B.3 years ago

Picky eating seems to occur only in times and places of plenty.

Jos� Mar�

Interesting...