I have been trying for years to get difficult child 1 to eat better. She will eat only plain meats, broccoli, asparagus, cucumbers, plain rice, chicken nuggets, pb sandwiches, celery, french fries, maybe baked potatoes, plain pasta, and popcorn. Also chips and candy. She will also drink orange juice and soft drinks. I've limited her to one soft drink at home per week and told her she has to buy her own junk food in an effort to reduce the amount of junk she eats. Hoping that if she's hungry enough she will try to eat something healthy. She is thin so weight isn't an issue. I just feel like it is wrong to let her eat a lot of popcorn and Coke and then a tiny dinner. Today, we stopped on the way home so she could buy corn nuts on the condition that she would not make popcorn at home. She asked if she could make the popcorn and I agreed if she ate an apple before. She decided the apple was too big and tried negotiating for something different. Unfortunately, there's no other fruit or veggie in the house she likes. I'm not even sure what I could buy that she likes. So she is hungry and mad. I haven't been as firm as I would like in the past because there were so many other problems I didn't want to add to the explosions. Now, I feel like I can nudge her towards better eating habits. Is she too old now that she is 12? Am I trying to be too strict?