How Reese Witherspoon Deals With Her Picky Eater

ByAnisa Arsenault
Associate Editor
May 15, 2015
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Ketchup, white bread and milk: the diet currently sustaining Reese Witherspoon’s two-year-old son Tennessee.

“I have no idea how he’s alive,” she said on Late Night with Conan O’Brien

So Witherspoon tries to get creative, making fun meals (that she often shares on her Instagram) to encourage him to eat.

“I present these really cute little things, like I’ll make toast and put a face on it and he’s like, ‘No! I don’t like it.’” she says, imitating her toddler in what Conan deems a Serbian accent. 

Witherspoon’s not alone in her struggle. Parents are sharing photos of rejected food along with the reason why #MyKidCantEatThis on a new Instagram account, aptly named " My Kid Can’t Eat This." (Our personal favorite? A banana photo: “#MyKidCantEatThis because mommy peeled it and he wanted it peeled by daddy.”)

When she’s not worry about what her kids are eating, Witherspoon is worrying about something else.

“I don’t think there’s been an hour of my life since Ava was born that I don’t think of my kids,” Witherspoon tells Glamour. “I call it my CNN ticker tape: Is Ava OK? Yes. Is Deacon OK? Yes. Is Tennessee OK? Yes. Back to Ava.”

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