I was on my way back from a meeting today and heard this on the radio. I LOVE IT!!
Selective eating is often such a big problem. And yet there is not one solution. There are a host of small steps we take which make change possible. It's the reason I find answering the favourite question "how do I get my picky child eating?" such a hard one to answer in a sound bite.
It's all the small things we do and say every day that make the difference. Many of them are subtle and many of them are easy - the trick is to do them constantly and consistently.
One of those really, really important small steps is making sure we never decide what our child doesn't like. That's not our job but it's really easy for us to jump in and tell people or our child that they won't like something.
I have so many stories of parents I work with who have let their child decide to like or not like something with startling results. When the cheese pizza has arrived with basil on it or the pastry has oregano through it and they KNOW it will be a fail but instead of saying this they have let their child decide. And guess what?
Have you ever let your child try something you know they'll dislike and been pleasantly surprised?
Judith is passionate about good food and is even more passionate about enabling other people to enjoy the wide variety of fresh food available today.