Many children are picky eaters. Now imagine working in an entire classroom of picky eaters. This social story was written out of necessity in working with parents to expose a their children to new foods. This social story can explain the situation to your students in order to help them better understand that trying new foods doesn't have to be scary! Copies of this social story were sent home with the parents to be read at home while trialing new foods then the same story was read to the students before meal times at school.
This social story should be read daily (or more, if needed) while teaching the actual skill then revisited by reading in the future, as needed, to reinforce the skills.