PARENTING: Brilliant Mom Tricks Toddler Into Eating Healthy


If you’ve got a picky eater in your household, you’re going to want to hear this. Lauren Jorgensen of Long Island, New York, posted a parenting hack on TikTok of how she tricks her two-year-old toddler into actually eating healthy foods, and it’s since gone viral.

Seems after a trip to McDonald’s for a Chicken Nugget Happy Meal, Lauren’s two-year-old son, Weston, refused to eat anything else. Needless to say, mealtime became a real challenge. Well, instead of battling it out with the finicky toddler, Lauren got the idea to put his food in old Happy Meal containers and serve it to him as if she picked it up at the fast food chain.

Lauren toldGood Morning Americathat she’ll even cut up apples like they do at McDonald’s and substitute their nuggets for plant-based ones that aren’t fried. "Every day it's up in the air and as a parent, you want your kids to eat. If he sees it in the little red box of happiness, maybe he'll be willing to try."