I don't want to go on a negative rant however, given the amount of publicity surrounding the program on ARFID that aired Sunday night I feel like I should make comment.
Parents who find that their children are struggling to eat often seek outside help (of course we do - that's our job, when we can't figure something out ourselves we find someone to support us). This can be a GP, Plunket/early childhood specialists, a dietician or a psychologist. And many of these have a wealth of experience and knowledge around food and feeding and can be an excellent resource.
However, few GP's are trained specifically to advise on picky eating and the same is true of dieticians and psychologists. They have general theories and subscribe to one of the popular feeding models but they don't have extensive knowledge of selective eating. Many of the parents I work with have already seen a bevy of "experts" in their quest for a solution to their children's eating challenges and yet still end up on my doorstep.
If you are looking for outside help it's essential to make sure that you are knocking on the "right" door. Always establish whether the person you are engaging specialises in "picky eating".
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.