Is your child a picky eater? Five ways to fun and healthy mealtimes

Posted on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Written by Kathryn Walton and Jess Haines

Jess HainesIf you have a picky eater at home, you aren’t alone. Almost 50 per cent of parents identify their preschoolers as picky eaters.

Picky eaters can make mealtimes hectic. Concerns about wasted food and about whether your child is eating enough “good” foods, not too many “bad” foods (or even enough food at all) are common challenges. Ensuing power struggles can make mealtimes a drag. And planning around your child’s preferences can be almost impossible.

There’s good news, however: Some of the behaviours typically displayed by picky eaters, like refusing new foods and going through food jags (times when your child only wants to eat their favourite food) are normal.

Continue reading The Conversation Article for five ways to fun and healthy mealtimes.

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