Supporting fussy eaters
Do you worry your child isn’t eating healthy enough? and 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 difficulty between birth to 10 years.
- Only about ½ of children will outgrow their fussy eating/picky eating.
Parents are not the major cause of feeding problems but research shows it’s a skills deficit. Eating is a learned behaviour that we can teach our children and every child is at a different point on their journey towards a varied diet.
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 years of experience supporting parents with their child’s fussy eating. I’ve also completed a course on the diagnosis and management of ARFID (Avoidant, restrictive, food intake disorder).
Here are my three top strategies to support fussy eaters:
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.
Workshops aim to help you
- 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 see www.nutrition2nourishflourish.com/bookings 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.