Fussy Eating Management
Take A Seat
Sit with your kiddy and chat with them in a relaxed way to create a friendly, positive atmosphere.
Try not to give them a mountain of food that will intimidate them and make them feel like a failure if they don't finish it. If they struggle with peas, you can just put one on the plate. They can ask for more. Then slowly build up at the next meal once they have tried it. Also giving smaller portions of the things they like can encourage them to try the things they are less keen on because they are still hungry. Avoid saying things such as ‘you have to finish this before you can have this’ as this can build a hierarchy of food.
Hide Those Veggies
If you are worried that your child isn’t getting enough nutrients then you can always add them into their food as hidden veggies that even the most seasoned detective would struggle to spot. This works well in bolognese, fish pie, lasagne and mac and cheese. Always tell them they are in there though; you don’t want to make the fear of trying things worse.
At Rumble Tums we have loads of yummy dishes that kids love and ask for, made with an array of ‘hidden’ veggies in two age appropriate portions.
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