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Chrissy Teigen 'charges' her picky toddler to eat from a restaurant-like menu she made

The "Cravings" author created a laminated menu with toddler Luna's favorite foods, with prices. Teigen figures the Luna will eat it if she "pays" for it.

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Sonja Haller, USA TODAY Published 5:57 p.m. ET Dec. 18, 2018 | Updated 9:24 a.m. ET Dec. 19, 2018
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Chrissy Teigen, author of "Cravings" cookbook, creates a menu to help get her picky daughter to eat. USA TODAY

Chrissy Teigen is one fierce mama. Ask anyone who's ever crossed her on social media.

But when it comes to mealtime, this mama takes orders from her 2 ½-year-old daughter, Luna. Literally it seems.

The "Cravings" cookbook author posted on Tuesday a laminated menu of meals for Luna to choose from. Our favorite by far is "ham and cheese Lunables."

I made a restaurant for my 2 and a half year old pic.twitter.com/bqQ40bFQ4F

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen)

"I made a restaurant for my 2-and-a-half-year-old," she tweeted, adding in response to a Twitter user that the use of the laminator was a bonus. "Truly it is much fun."

Only the day before, Teigen had complained of Luna's picky eating habits on .

"I always came from the mindset of 'eat what we serve or go to bed hungry' but I'm officially owned by my toddler, struggling to make a *dinner* Luna likes aside from spaghetti and fish sticks....any ideas welcome!!"

Screen time shouldn't always be alone time. Co-view, co-play and co-engage with your children when they are using screens—​it encourages social interactions, bonding, and learning. Play a video game with your kids. It's a good way to demonstrate good sportsmanship and gaming etiquette. Watch a show with them; you will have the opportunity to introduce and share your own life experiences and perspectives—and guidance. Don't just monitor them online—interact with them, so you can understand what they are doing and be a part of it.

Are those prices real?

One Twitter user questioned the $3 and $4 "restaurant" menu prices of typical toddler foods like grilled cheese, fish sticks and spaghetti. Teigen said even toddlers will value what they pay for.

"I feel like if she pays she will eat it (fake money!)

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