You know when you get into the ocean and it is very cold at first but you get used to it after a minute or two? This is similar to the texture issue. Gradually making changes can help. Add some spaghetti to macaroni, a little at a time. Gradually add more and more until it is all spaghetti. If your child won’t eat tough meats, start out with filet or a soft, non-fiberous meat first and gradually move toward steaks with more texture. Some experts say that you have to try a food 20 or more times before you will grow to like it. It takes time and patience. However, by introducing different foods young, you may prevent this problem all together. And remember, if you do not like something….. more than likely your kids won’t like it, unless you introduce it to them anyway or model good “trying new food” behavior. “See…. even mommy tries food that she doesn’t like.” At our house, we have what is called a “no thank you bite.” Everyone has to try everything and then they can decide if they want to eat more. More often than not, the kids like the food that they think they will not.