New research may ease mealtime stress for parents with picky eaters.
A study of from the University of Michigan finds pressuring kids to eat things they don't want to eat is useless.
Children who were selective about which foods they wanted to consume remained that way regardless of how much moms and dads insisted otherwise.
And experts say picky eating rarely leads to problems with true vitamin deficiencies or poor growth.
It doesn't mean they should eat cake at every meal, but maybe they don't need to eat peas either.