I was super blessed to run a Parent Workshop on Saturday with a lovely couple who had the cutest baby. And, I got baby snuggles ... but enough about me!
Their daughter, just turned 4 *Olivia had a diet that was in line with many selective eaters:
1. No veg
2. Fruit was only an apple until that was dropped
3. No eating at daycare except occasional plain pasta
4. Foods constantly dropping from the menu without warning
5. New foods seldom if ever tried
6. Rare combining of foods and only within strict parameters
We set out with the intent of making food about fun rather than about being a push to eat something new and it's worked already!
Her parents were super intuitive and by the end of Sunday Olivia had tried 3 new foods willingly, mixed foods and tested the tastes of others.
This is not a result that I expect every time however, I am seeing better and better outcomes from the families I work with.
If you do have a child that struggles to eat don't suffer in the guilt/ frustration/stress cycle that this produces. Get in touch and take the first step which is the easy one.
Set up an appointment to talk to us and discuss your child's situation. Let us find solutions - because there is always a solution. Just talking to someone else can be so cathartic.
*name changed to protect privacy
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.