This is one of my favourite phrases.
If we don't have books we don't learn to read. Similarly, not being served foods prevents us from learning to eat them.
And I appreciate that many picky eaters find new foods on their plate distressing. But, therein lies the paradox. If they are not able to even contemplate a food on their plate, they are certainly not going to be considering putting it in their mouth.
If we're gently able to have our child come into frequent contact with new foods, they are one step closer to eventually being able to eat it.
Often contact with food in a non-threatening arena is easier. So, handling foods when it's not about eating eg. at the supermarket may be a great start.
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.