Hello, I posted about this issue about 6 months ago. DD is 19 months old now and it's not much better. She gets extremely agitated about food, and she has absolutely no patience to wait for a meal or snack. She cries and hangs on my leg while I'm cooking, and it usually escalates to full on screaming quickly. DH tries to play with her while I cook, but she will not be distracted. I usually give her a snack while I cook, but that only buys us about 5 minutes. She inhales the snack and then is right back hanging on me. We bought one of those expensive enclosed toddler stools so she can watch and "help" me cook. Again, that sometimes buys us a little time, but not much. After months of this, we are stressed and exhausted. Almost every meal involves a meltdown because it is impossible to get food ready fast enough for her. This morning already started with screaming because she had to wait while I cut up her banana. It's ridiculous! Anyone else out there have a kid who freaks out over food? Any ideas for coping strategies?