Not that I'm advocating sticking our nose into food!
However, being comfortable about how a food smells is going to make it far more likely we are happy to put it near our mouth.
Gradually becoming more comfortable about the smell of new foods supports steps forward.
If the smell of new foods is overwhelming then it's not likely that a child is going to be comfortable putting a food in the mouth.
Part of establishing this comfort level is having those foods and therefore the smells regularly appearing. The more we are around the smell the more likely we are to become comfortable with them.
We can support this by having our picky eater around foods not just at the table but as part of everyday life. Oranges in a fruit bowl for example.
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.