When I speak to parents of picky eaters, the worry that their child is iron or protein deficient is often front of mind.
Although this may be true, iron and protein would not be my biggest concern. I would first look at zinc as many people, never mind those that do not eat well are zinc deficient.
For those on a limited diet already too little zinc can affect appetite and the taste of foods. Not pluses for fussy eaters!
But if you are concerned about iron and protein – and this is normally for children not eating meat (which is super common!), the Healthy Food Guide have listed non meat foods where you may find these.
If you are looking down the list and panicking because none of these are in your child's diet. Breathe, and then let's brainstorm some ideas:
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.