Tackling Picky or Fussy Eating

Mealtimes can be the most stressful part of a parent’s day. This is especially true for the parent of a child with special needs. 

Picky and fussy eating can be typical in the preschool years when children are developing a sense of autonomy. They may be particularly choosy around fruits and vegetables or bitter foods. Most children go through a stage of rejecting foods and it is important to recognise that fussiness is a normal stage of development.

Many picky eaters outgrow their aversions and develop into curious eaters. However, if meal times seem a constant battle, or if you’re worried about the amount or variety of foods that your child is eating, there may be other underlying reasons for their selective eating.

What are signs that you have a fussy or picky eater?

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