Supporting fussy eaters

(parents, children, fussy eating, picky eating, 0 – 10yrs)

7th May 2021

I blame the parents!

Its easy to blame parents for fussy eating in children but research shows feeding difficulties are due to a skills deficit (1). Eating is actually a learned behaviour that we often overlook and think it comes naturally.
We can teach our children to eat but we need to remember that every child is different and some may take longer than others to enjoy a varied diet.

Do you find mealtimes stressful because they won’t eat what you have made?

Many of us parents do at some point. Did you know that; 

  • ¼ to ⅓ of all children go through some feeding problems between the ages of 0 to 10 years (1).
  • Only about ½ of children will outgrow their fussy eating/picky eating (1). 

Do you worry your child isn’t eating healthy enough?

The good news is that there are lots of strategies to support fussy eaters and I would love to help support you. I’m a registered Nutritionist with the AfN and have over 5 years of experience supporting parents with their child’s fussy eating. I have developed a resource with the top ten strategies for supporting fussy eaters that you can pin to your fridge. Email if your interested in knowing more.

Have you considered a fussy eating workshop?

For more strategies and in depth evidence based advice, why not consider a fussy eating workshop which will guide you through these strategies, provide email support for a month (with a registered Nutritionist) and you will have access to a support group of other parents. 

What will I learn from a workshop?

  • To understand the difference between fussy eaters vs problem feeders & identify which your child is.
  • Understand the reasons for fussy eating/food refusal
  • Identify common pitfalls and how to cope. 
  • Put in place strategies to support a fussy eater
  • Find further info and join the support group.

Please se e for group workshops.

 I also provide 1 – 1 consultations if you would like a more indepth look at your child’s diet or other dietary issues. Please email for more information. 

what can I do to support fussy eaters?

References can be given on request

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