How do you get your child to sit at the table and eat his meal? It's tough. Even if your child is typically a good eater, he might get easily distracted or fussy. Alecia wants her toddler Knox to eat his broccoli, but he wants to play with Thomas the Tank Engine. Engaging Knox in conversation, telling stories, or singing a favorite song at the dinner table just might keep him in that seat long enough to eat his veggies.