And no, it's not because of the ingredients!!
There are many reasons that children struggle to eat. However, there are some factors that often go hand in hand with selective eating.
One of these is constipation. If you have a child that is .. and here's where the soft serve comes in ... not doing BM's the consistency of - yes you guessed it - then there could be an issue.
A soft BM every one to two days is important to keep the system going and stop build up. I know first hand how awful it can be if things go a little wrong in this department. One of my boys got severely constipated (it's a story for another time) and it caused real pain and discomfort.
Being constipated for a long period of time can mean not just discomfort but a stretching of the colon which can take months to rectify. It can also cause bedwetting and bloating.
If we are constipated we are far more likely to approach food differently. For an already selective eater this compounds issues and can reduce appetite.
It is also possible to have BM even with severe constipation so it's important to be looking for the frequent - cough - ice cream-esque movement.
Warm baths, using a foot stool in the toilet, exercise and "going" after meals are all things that can support better BM's.
If you suspect that your child is constipated it's important to get it checked out, especially if it's ongoing. Not surprisingly I have seen this improve the approach to food for children.
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.