Stinky has never been a big kid. He has always been somewhat of a fussy eater.
He is also crazy skinny. So the traditional strategy of "this is dinner, eat" makes me feel so guilty! In addition to that, sometimes, people really just do not like somethings... and there is nothing wrong with that, and forcing the issue will not do anyone any good. Why should someone be forced to eat something that they really do not like??
My parents had some what of a mixed approach. I had to try something. A "no thank you helping" and if I did not like it- fine. I also had to eat at least one meatball on Sunday (spaghetti night- which to this day I avoid if possible.) This was good- I am an adventurous eater (sometimes) but do not like the typical foods.
So my slim Stinky:
Please eat. Please eat LOTS.