When my son was little his doctor told me to make up a platter of finger food that I was what I wanted him to be eating. So I put veggies, meats, etc on the plate and kept in constantly filled and in the refrigerator. My son was allowed to eat from this platter at any time of the day and could eat as much as he wanted. Then we sat down for dinner or any other meal he would sit at the table with us but not have to eat unless he wanted to. It helped him learn that mealtime was also social time. Food and eating no longer was an issue and I knew he was eating healthy sine I prepared what went on the platter. When he got older if he didn't like what was for dinner he would ask if he could have a veggie platter. Since I always kept veggies ready it was no problem. He is now 28 and will eat almost anything, including brussel sprouts.