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Should I Worry About My 2-year-old Wanting a Peanut Butter Sandwich for Lunch Every Day?

It sounds like your child is on a "food jag." Food jags are common in the toddler and preschool years. More frustrating for you than harmful for kids, the best approach is to stay low key about them. The more you focus on food jags, the longer they may last. It's okay to offer the peanut butter sandwich everyday–just include other foods with it to encourage variety. Most "monotonous eaters" soon tire of eating the same food so often.

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