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Picky Eaters: When Waffles and Fries Are All You Eat
ABC News ^ | 8/10/10 | Emily Friedman

Posted on 08/10/2010 12:55:47 PM PDT by MissTed

Bob Krause hates Thanksgiving, and not because of that all forced family time.

Krause, 63, calls himself a picky eater -- one who won't eat anything that's served at a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, or any other dinner, for that matter.

Krause survives on little more than grilled cheese sandwiches, French fries and waffles. And, like other picky eaters, Krause hopes that a registry of adult picky eaters, recently begun by Duke University and the University of Pittsburgh, will bring attention to a problem he believes should be considered a medical condition.

The registry, dubbed the Food F.A.D. Study, or the Finicky Eating in Adults study, has already attracted more than 2,000 participants. According to its website, the survey and registry was created to learn more about adults who describe themselves as picky eaters.

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TOPICS: Food; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: diet; nutrition
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1 posted on 08/10/2010 12:55:52 PM PDT by MissTed
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To: MissTed

Don’t they ever have cravings for something good?

I know I feel like when my body needs somethign I get massive cravings for it.

I can tell when I am low on Vitamin C, for example, because I am dying for some orange juice.


2 posted on 08/10/2010 1:01:53 PM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed (<---oops! see?))
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To: MissTed
How much stimulus money will they get?
3 posted on 08/10/2010 1:02:11 PM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: MissTed

My SIL’s brother at pizza for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 30 years. Yes he has a quadrupole bypass.


4 posted on 08/10/2010 1:02:18 PM PDT by DManA
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To: MissTed
If I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life, it'd be sushi.


5 posted on 08/10/2010 1:02:31 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: MissTed

So this is a problem? Who knew? I always thought Waffle House was the gold standard for nutrition. They serve country ham also. mmmm mmmm mmmmmmmm


6 posted on 08/10/2010 1:02:45 PM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Mr. K

No kidding. When I was making weight for wrestling I had the meanest cravings for McDonald’s French Fries for the sodium.

Seems like there would be a lot of denial going on to only eat those three things.


7 posted on 08/10/2010 1:05:24 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: MissTed

Grrrr. Nothing peeves me more than picky eaters who expect you to cater to them.

In my house, they get a big can of MAKE IT YOURSELF


8 posted on 08/10/2010 1:05:27 PM PDT by Lorianne (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. ___ George Orwell)
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To: MissTed

I won’t eat anything that wasn’t alive at one time.


9 posted on 08/10/2010 1:05:37 PM PDT by VoiceOfBruck (earthlings make me very angry)
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To: Owl_Eagle

That’s not food...that’s BAIT!...red


10 posted on 08/10/2010 1:05:58 PM PDT by rednek ("Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.")
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To: rednek

I actually salivate when I go to an aquarium.


11 posted on 08/10/2010 1:07:33 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: MissTed

I wonder if finicky adults were coddled as children? Did Mom allow them to eat only what they wanted and would she make special meals for them? In my home, you eat what is on the table. I’ve never had an issue with someone not really eating a certain food. Just a thought


12 posted on 08/10/2010 1:08:32 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Owl_Eagle

LOL!


13 posted on 08/10/2010 1:10:00 PM PDT by MissTed (My dogs have more integrity then my President)
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To: MissTed

I’m afraid under the new guidelines, Bob will have to be put down. The fact that he will not conform only places a greater burden on the rest of society who must pay for his unprincipled and bad choices.


14 posted on 08/10/2010 1:10:25 PM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: VoiceOfBruck
I won’t eat anything that wasn’t alive at one time.

That's why I kill it first......I don't wanna hear it scream while I am eating it.

15 posted on 08/10/2010 1:12:24 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: momtothree
I'm trying to get my 9-year-old to not be so picky. She was a preemie and when she was younger I would fix whatever I thought she would eat.

Now I don't fix anything special for her and she just picks at her plate. She's getting better, but it's been a process.

16 posted on 08/10/2010 1:13:49 PM PDT by MissTed (My dogs have more integrity then my President)
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To: Owl_Eagle

That looks awesome.

I wonder how many full blown picky eaters 3rd world countries produce?

Freegards


17 posted on 08/10/2010 1:14:08 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: MissTed

Great Scott


18 posted on 08/10/2010 1:14:45 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: MissTed

‘Krause survives on little more than grilled cheese sandwiches, French fries and waffles.’

Sounds like my 3 yr old.


19 posted on 08/10/2010 1:14:47 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: MissTed

Since when is a personal food choice a medical condition? Sheesh.


20 posted on 08/10/2010 1:15:13 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: MissTed

21 posted on 08/10/2010 1:15:54 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Mr. K

I met a British lad about 19 that would not touch a vegetable or fruit in any way, he sought out any hidden vegetables in a burger or other foods and made sure there was none, except for french fries, (but not potatoes in a more vegetable form).

He stayed with us for maybe a couple of weeks and I searched for something that he might overlook or not count in his strict anti vegetable, anti fruit eating, but I never saw anything.

He was already pudgy, doughy, and unhealthy looking at 19, and I tried every way that I could to try and make him aware of scurvy and what I thought was a minimal level of nutrition that one needed to survive, I wasted no effort on promoting eating healthy, like pushing a lot of vegetables, I merely stayed with trying to promote the idea of eating an occasional slice of tomato, or orange, or something, anything, but he was convinced that none of that nutrition stuff was true or necessary and vegetables and fruits repulsed him.

This was 30 years ago and I sometimes wonder what came of him.


22 posted on 08/10/2010 1:16:10 PM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt: "I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush")
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To: VoiceOfBruck

So pretty much, you eat everything except salt?


23 posted on 08/10/2010 1:16:19 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Lorianne

Amen to that. We have friends that are vegetarians, and they really get irritating. We have to cook vegetarian meals for them when they come to dinner, but they won’t cook meat for us. It’s almost not worth the trouble anymore.


24 posted on 08/10/2010 1:17:33 PM PDT by alarm rider (The left will always tell you who they fear the most. What are they telling you now?)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Definitely too many carbs for comfort ~ so how about some sashimi? http://www.littlesushiontheprairie.com/Images/sashimi6.jpg


25 posted on 08/10/2010 1:20:33 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: MissTed

My oldest as a toddler wanted nothing with texture. Baby food only, no solid food.

Our pediatrician thought it strange at 1 year old but thought she would soon want what we were eating in front of her.

At 18 months, he suggested a small amount of milk, only table food and water. He said we would have a miserable day, but she would get over it.

Three days later, she began to eat.

At thirteen she is a wonderful and gifted child, and still a horrible eater.


26 posted on 08/10/2010 1:22:08 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: MissTed

If a grown man will only eat grilled cheese, fries and waffles he doesn’t have a medical problem, he has a mental problem.


27 posted on 08/10/2010 1:22:42 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: alarm rider
We have to cook vegetarian meals for them when they come to dinner

Umm, no you don't HAVE to. You CHOOSE to. If they insist, they aren't really friends in my book.

28 posted on 08/10/2010 1:22:51 PM PDT by laker_dad
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To: MissTed

My nephew in law eats almost the same diet as this guy, grill cheese, quesadilla (grilled cheese with tortilla instead of bread), and cheese pizza. He’s chubby, pail, and not generally healthy. All his family are fussy eaters but his diet is the most absurd. I blame poor parenting, they’ve always had allowances made for their taste in food. When my mom put dinner in front of me that’s what there was to eat, if I didn’t eat it then I got nothing, no post meal snacks if you don’t clean your plate was the number 1 food rule in the household. It’s a rule that’s served me well as an adult, it’s a lot easier to be a good guest when you know how to eat what’s put in front of you even if it sucks, and sometimes you discover some really good foods.


29 posted on 08/10/2010 1:23:03 PM PDT by discostu (like a dog being shown a card trick)
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To: Owl_Eagle

oh my gosh, i am hungry now...


30 posted on 08/10/2010 1:23:06 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: momtothree

As a broad and general rule from my experience with picky eaters, I would say yes they were coddled and mommy allowed them to pick whatever and whenever they wanted. Obviously, kids can be picky eaters but to let it constantly continue into adulthood is pretty absurd and a disservice to the child.


31 posted on 08/10/2010 1:23:18 PM PDT by Mr Fuji
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To: momtothree

My daughter cooked special meals for my granddaughter.Sara wouldn’t eat anything the rest of the family ate so mom would rush to the kitchen to make her a meal she would like.She would eat pizza, chicken fingers and fries.She is now 23 years old and still eats chicken fingers,pizza and fries.She doesn’t have many dinner dates because her escorts loathe her eating habits.l told my daughter 20 years ago this would happen.


32 posted on 08/10/2010 1:24:44 PM PDT by lindsay
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To: MissTed

Kids can be picky, fickle, etc. but you are trying and will probably one day win her over with good food. Most parents just quit and say to themselves it ain’t worth the effort or headaches to actually parent the child and their eating habits. It’s too bad for the kids.


33 posted on 08/10/2010 1:25:29 PM PDT by Mr Fuji
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To: Mr. K

I don’t think people like this have eaten enough foods to have the cravings. If you’ve never had orange juice your body can’t tell you to drink orange juice, it doesn’t know the taste to make you want.


34 posted on 08/10/2010 1:25:51 PM PDT by discostu (like a dog being shown a card trick)
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To: alarm rider
I was a veggie....pretty much for many years.

Oh I ate chicken, eggs, cheese and fish...( if I caught the fish..) but zero red meat. Didn't have a hamburger for over 18 yrs...I think.

I never had a problem...going to someone's home...and eating. And they never cooked special for me....the best I can recall.

But if they came to my house to eat....they knew we weren't cooking pork or beef.

Now...I love to cook some meats. Had some awesome venison steaks the other night..And have four very nice beef steaks in the freezer...just waiting to be cooked.

Still eat more chicken and fish...than red meat. But now and again...I like it.

FRegards,

35 posted on 08/10/2010 1:26:07 PM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: momtothree

I have a 7 year old grandson who pretty much will only eat waffles, french fries and chicken fingers with an occasional pice of fruit. Believe it or not he went to an eating disorder clinic for kids(paid for by insurance) which said his problem is a highly developed sense of smell. He can gag walking through the cheese department of the supermarket. They worked with him for a few months and failed. It’s very frustrating and no amount of threatening,cajoling or ignoring the situation has helped.


36 posted on 08/10/2010 1:26:51 PM PDT by surrey
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To: lindsay

I never allowed that with my kids (we were too poor, anyway). Now, my daughter and her beau have so much fun picking out different places to eat out. Different cuisines. She is actually introducing him to many different things.


37 posted on 08/10/2010 1:27:23 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: MissTed

I really liked the country when this was not an issue. If this guy is happy with his menu, god bless him. Told my parents I wasn’t eating green veggies after I moved out. Stuck with that for 20yrs except for the occasional Ceaser salad. Steaks and cheeseburgers taste better.


38 posted on 08/10/2010 1:27:48 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA
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To: Ransomed
I wonder how many full blown picky eaters 3rd world countries produce?

Best comment on the thread and really something to think about. I have a special needs son who is jsut not influenced by his peers or TV and he happily eats pretty much anything you put in front of him. All veggies, all fruits, tofu, anything.
39 posted on 08/10/2010 1:28:51 PM PDT by whattajoke (Let's keep Conservatism real.)
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To: ansel12

Unfortunately, I’ve known many folks that believe they get their vegetables and fruits from fries, ketchup and skittles.


40 posted on 08/10/2010 1:29:55 PM PDT by Mr Fuji
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To: MissTed

Part of my ex wife’s family loved in a small Alabama town. Feeding them when they came to visit was almost impossible, the list of things they wouldn’t eat was huge. No spices, not even black pepper, no onions, any vegetables or greens had to be boiled to mush, no cheese, it was just the way they were raised.


41 posted on 08/10/2010 1:30:17 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: Owl_Eagle
If I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life, it'd be sushi.

Amen, brother. The Best Food On The Planet!

Besides pasta, of course.

And grilled meat.

And fresh fruit.

And eggs, jalapenos and sour cream with some hot sweet italian buttered toast.

And good soup.

And...

42 posted on 08/10/2010 1:30:35 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: thackney

The last couple summers I’ve had her cook dinner one night a week. It’s been fun for her to try new recipes and it’s the one night I know she won’t turn her nose up at dinner. lol


43 posted on 08/10/2010 1:32:03 PM PDT by MissTed (My dogs have more integrity then my President)
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To: MissTed
My SIL's kids tried to pull that stunt, too.

Took them to an upscale Cajun place for dinner - crab, oysters, blackened chicken, etouffe'- and what did they want? French fries and Mac 'n cheese!

Tried the dodge about life being made up of new experiences, and foods were a big part of life. They were missing out on so many new things!

Did it work? Well, they do venture out beyond their comfort zone occasionally, anyway.

44 posted on 08/10/2010 1:33:41 PM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: Lorianne
"In my house, they get a big can of MAKE IT YOURSELF"
Hey, my mom practically raised me on that item!
45 posted on 08/10/2010 1:35:55 PM PDT by I Buried My Guns (Novare Res!)
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To: Owl_Eagle
Ummmm-Ummmmm

Me too!
46 posted on 08/10/2010 1:37:21 PM PDT by jrg
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To: momtothree

Sometimes it is just the opposite. Food was used a weapon to punish by an abusive father.


47 posted on 08/10/2010 1:42:22 PM PDT by carton253 (Ask me about The Stainless Banner - a free e-zine dedicated to the armies of the Confederacy.)
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To: MissTed

Since they quit frying french fries in transfats, I don’t like their taste and have quit eating them. I don’t know if I should be mad or glad about that.


48 posted on 08/10/2010 1:43:35 PM PDT by Nachoman (Think of life as an adventure you don't survive.)
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To: discostu

I think that’s probably true too

That is why I tell me children they HAVE TO try everything. They dont have to eat it if they dont like it, but they have to try it (and swallow)


49 posted on 08/10/2010 1:44:14 PM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed (<---oops! see?))
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To: ViLaLuz
Since when is a personal food choice a medical condition? Sheesh.

Our latest SCOTUS appointment doesn't have a problem with government dictating what we eat.

And a 'registry of adult picky eaters, recently begun by Duke University and the University of Pittsburgh' has been created, most likely with government grant money.

I wonder where this is headed ...

50 posted on 08/10/2010 1:44:49 PM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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