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?


Help! My Toddler Is Not Eating

About My Book

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!

About Elizabeth

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!  

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Sugar Awareness Week 8-14 November 2021

This week is Sugar Awareness Week 2021 in the UK and I have collaborated with Twinkl to bring information all about kids and fussy eating. Check out their blog for other sugar-related resources, like sugar swaps and snack choices. Click

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Lyme Bay radio interview

I was interviewed by Jayne Avery for her show on Lyme bay radio in the summer, which was great fun. You can listen to a replay of the show below. 2.40 the evolutionary principle behind typical picky/ fussy eating in

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Talking about cabbage, blue foods and icky tomato texture!

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.

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Help! My Toddler Is Not Eating