Hints For Fussy Feeders
Fussy eaters abound in families, a problem that costs you time, money and extra effort in the kitchen. Surveys show that mothers still take on more than their fair share of cooking duties and around two in every five (41%) Australian mums cook two or three meals each night to ensure their kids actually eat something while 17% of mums are so frustrated they end up cooking only the foods they know their kids will consume. Some family members might have a special diet for medical reasons and others are eating in relays as family members come in at different times of the day and night.
Maybe you worry that your child has an extremely limited repertoire of foods they will eat or they are not getting adequate nutrition. Perhaps you resort to extraordinary efforts to get them to eat so they don’t go hungry.
Kids can be naturally suspicious and sceptical about new foods. Our Accredited Practising Dietitians can help you check if they are getting adequate nutrition across the 5 food groups for growth and development. A few tips from the experts might help achieve the long term healthy behaviours you want to establish.