Feeding your fussy or picky toddler - stress free meals in 30 days
Is your child a picky eater? Worried your child is fussy about food?
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Feeding young children can be stressful for parents. When children refuse food, parents experience all sorts of emotions and reactions. Although the distress that parents feel can be incredibly frustrating, many of these fears and feelings are rooted in a deep evolutionary need to nurture our children.
You will already be very familiar with the tantrums at mealtimes, the struggles over feeding and the special meals that you have prepared. You may even have sought help through your child’s GP or Health Visitor. You may feel blamed, or you have been told that this is just a normal developmental stage and that your child will grow out of it. But tackling picky eating now can prevent many frustrated mealtimes and hours of worry for parents.
‘Help! My Toddler Is Not Eating” uses evidence based approaches and strategies to help you tackle picky eating in your toddler. The book is divided into 30 chapters, or days. The first part of the book describes the nutritional aspects of fussy or picky eating, because my experience has taught me that parents worry about this the most. The second part, the psychology of how we learn to eat and how to influence this, are probably the most important and will give you the tools to manage the normal behavioural responses to the strange world of new foods that we ask our young children to get used to. Each day of the programme addresses one key part of the jigsaw, with lots of explanation and things you can try at home.
Come and join me. I look forward to seeing you on the other side!
I’m a State Registered Dietitian with more years under my belt than I would care to admit to (OK, over 20). I got hooked on how children learn to eat when working with kids and their families who were referred because they were fussy eaters. Often parents thought there was something wrong, but mostly, the children were just responding in natural ways to an often unnatural food environment (aka modern living). Parents just didn’t know what to do about it and were amazed when the science, and evolution, were explained. The book “Help! My Toddler Is Not Eating” was born!
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Sue Atkins on all things fussy eating. Listen by clicking the link below. In case you want to skip straight to the bits you’re most interested in hearing more about, what to
I was interviewed by Ian Gilbert of Independent Thinking about my book “Help! My toddler is not eating. A 30-day plan to get your picky eater to enjoy new foods” as part of the summer children’s (and parents’!) reading festival.
Do toddler table manners matter, or is it more important that they just eat something? And what about playing with their food, is this allowed? I wrote a post for the team at the hotteaworkshop.com recently all about sitting at
How can a parent know whether their child’s selective eating habits are picky eating or Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), a more serious concern? I had the great pleasure of talking with Leah Campbell at forbes.com about picky eating,
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