RDN. Raya Abu Younis

Picky eaters usually consume 30 different foods, they are relatively fussy but eventually sit down and eat their food.

Problem feeders have fewer food items that they consume (max. 20), and are more problematic when it comes to actually putting the food in their mouths.

How to deal with a picky eater at mealtimes? 

  • Keep an open mind when trying to introduce foods to a picky eater.
  • Present foods to them to make them more appealing, exciting, and having them try them.
  • Introduce a new food along with an already familiar food / favorite food.
  • Be a role model, try to eat the same food as your child and see if they try to copy you by trying it.
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