If you have a picky eater then you know how challenging it can be to introduce new foods into their diet. Picky eaters are easily overwhelmed by new foods. It is often a reaction to the look, the smell, the texture and the colour of the new foods.
How do you stop new foods from being overwhelming for your child? You make them ‘underwhelming’. The best way to do this is to present them:
- in very small pieces
- in very small quantities
- on very small plates or in very small cups
Research shows that picky eaters are more likely to have a try of new foods when they are available in ‘underwhelming’ amounts.
More picky eating tips
- It’s not about the vegetables
- Set regular mealtimes and snacks
- Make small changes
- Involve your child in shopping and cooking
- What causes picky eating?
If your picky eater if causing you concern then call us at our Bondi Junction Clinic. We can get you started on a ‘picky eater mealtime reset’ so your child gets back on track with their eating. The ‘picky eater mealtime reset’ is also run every month as a group session for parents. Don’t worry if you live a long way from Bondi Junction, we do a lot of feeding sessions by Skype. Parents can even join our ‘picky eater mealtime reset’ group sessions via Zoom. We can be contacted on (02) 80657837 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.