A few weeks ago I came across this graphic:
I decided to give everyone in our family the picky eater "test". I had a pretty good idea how this would go down, but I knew seeing the results in black and white would be fun.
A lower number of points translates to adventurous eating, while a higher number of points translates to picky eating. Here's how the four Ferri scored!
Tom = 1
Erin = 7
liver, tofu, beets, raw fish, oysters, shrimp, and snails
Will = 3
milk, yogurt, peanut butter
(Will wanted it noted that his allergies affect his score. He drinks almond milk and eats almond yogurt, but took points for milk and yogurt because we assumed the list referred to the cow's milk versions. He eats 12 peanuts a day and HATES them - if he weren't required to consume them to maintain his peanut desensitization, he would avoid all peanut products forever.)
And last but not least...
Hallie = 28
cucumber, white chocolate, liver, mushrooms, pickles, egg plant, watermelon, grapefruit, milk, yogurt, beets, olives, mustard, mayonnaise, ranch, vinegar, soy sauce, blue cheese, raw fish, cooked fish, oysters, snails, crab, shrimp, coffee, peanut butter, nutella, tofu
Yep, that's about what we expected.
Hallie's bestie Avery was over when I read her the list, and Avery wanted me to document her score as well. Looks like Hallie isn't the only picky 10-year-old out there...
Avery = 22
tomatoes, zucchini, cauliflower, coconut, white chocolate, liver, mushrooms, egg plant, raisins, beets, ketchup, mustard, vinegar, blue cheese, raw fish, cooked fish, oysters, snail, crab, shrimp, pork, tofu