My son is a very picky eater!!!! We start out slowly. The first time I show/introduce a new food, all I put it down and I just expect him to touch it/look at it. The next time I encourage him to lick it (I dont even make him eat it LOL). Finally after he is used to to he eats it. Sometimes he will eat it one the first try. I take it slow. My son also likes to "dip" his food into sauces (ketchup is the big one). So we play with that too!!!