As the mother of a picky eater, I feel the need to push back against this statement whenever I see it. For most kids this is true, but an extremely picky kid will absolutely starve herself if she is only offered food she doesn’t like, and will eat a restrictive enough diet that nutrition can become a concern. The whole Ellyn Satter “parents decide what to serve, kids decide whether and how much to eat” philosophy can lead to disaster with picky kids.Why bribe her to eat healthier? I mean, is she just not going to eat dinner? She’s not a baby that you have to worry about being malnourished.