I always tell parents that fixing fussy eating is simple:
All we have to do is get children confidently trying new foods with the view to liking them. That's it!
This is simple, but as you can appreciate not always easy.
My approach is always to see how we can inject joy back into food. Make it something that is looked forward to and is fun. This seems paradoxical as often with a hesitant eater it's the opposite. Meals become a trial and food worrying or at best tolerable.
I am all about pulling children into a world where food is exciting and pleasurable.
Pushing them to do something they don't want to do - like trying some broccoli - often makes things more challenging rather than easier.
But, imagine if you could present food that they are happy to eat, even though it's something new?
That's what I LOVE to do. Find those foods that rock for your child. Then show you how to approach meals and food in a way that supports trying these.
It's not necessarily a quick process but that's OK. Each step forward for our child means a new menu item. Every new item on the menu opens the door for another step.
Every journey begins with one step. Once our child takes that first step we know it's going to be just a matter of time. And the more steps they take the more confident they become they can take the next one, and the next ...
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.