My DD is 6 she will be 7 in November. She is 4' tall and only 45lbs. She has lost weight in the last few months. I can't get her to eat. Only a few bites of protein, starch and a veggie. At dinner EVERY night I have to fight her to eat. She is always the last one at the table sometimes she spends 2 hours there.
I think this is a battle of wills, if it were pizza or macaroni and cheese this wouldn't be an issue. She can eat her own body weight in pizza. We don't eat that stuff often. She will eat fruit and certain veggies, sometimes. If she ask for junk for a snack I tell her to get fruit she usually just skips the snack.
This has been going on for 2 year at least. She has been picky since she was 3. It seems to just get worse as time goes on. The fact that she hast lost weight worries me a lot. I am thinking about making her drink pediasure shakes. Part of me feels like its "giving in" to her being stubborn.