WATCH: This little picky eater's tactics will crack you up

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Picky eaters can be tricky to deal with. 

If you're currently struggling with your own little fussy eater, the scenario in the viral video below is a well familiar one, only you may not find your picky eater as funny as this hilarious cutie. 

The sweet little girl finds every excuse under the sun to avoid taking a bite. 

At first glance, her enthusiasm for the meal she's about to eat seems genuine but she takes way too long to take a bite. 

She stalls with clever little tactics like fake-dropping her food, asking her mom how the word chicken is spelled and complimenting her mom on a delicious meal – but that face though. 

"Mmmmmm, that smells like it goooood." 

The mom seems to know all her methods, and her patience has clearly worn thin. 

"Now eat it! Quite playing and eat it. It's delicious, now take a bite." 

To which the picky eater responds, "Okay, calm down." 

One bite and one gag later, she says "I'm a good girl."

How do you handle your fussy eater? Tell us by emailing to and we could publish your tips.

Watch the amusing scenario unfold below: 

Help is at hand!

If this is your struggle, check out these handy tips and tricks to get a leg up on these little buggers: 

Tips and tricks for fussy eaters by Claire Minnaar

A mom shares her anguish with the picky eaters in her home and how to deal with them.

Sneak calcium into your picky eater's diet by Roy Mycek 

Some tips and tricks on how to increase your child's calcium intake.

Picky eaters are at risk by Rachael Myers Lowe

Nutritional risks of picky eating may be higher in autism.

10 toddler food mistakes you're probably making by Claire Barnardo for Your Baby magazine 

Feeding your baby or toddler is a constant challenge as a new mom. But are you falling into bad habits without knowing it? Here are the most common pitfalls.

Don't stress about your fussy eater by Kim Norton

Some tips on how to get your kids to develop better eating habits.

What’s on the anti-tantrum menu? by Your Baby magazine 

If you had bag of Chuckles for breakfast, you’d probably be crashing by 9am, so don’t overlook the impact your child’s diet can have on his behaviour. If he’s flinging himself on the floor in fury, give his meals a makeover. 

Autistic kids and picky eating: don't worry, they grow normally by Amy Norton for Reuters 

Children with autism tend to be picky eaters, but a new study suggests that their growth may not be impaired.

My toddler is such a fussy eater by Laura Barry (Registered dietician) for Your Baby magazine 

My toddler is such a fussy eater, and his preferences change day to day. What can I do about this?

Making food fun for fussy eaters

Some great tips on getting your fussy kid to eat healthy.

Is your toddler a fussy eater?

Here’s what moms had to say...

How do you handle your fussy eater? Tell us by emailing to and we could publish your tips.

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