Thanks to Jodie Read, Certified Paediatric Dietitian (and co-founder of Rainebeau Co), for contributing this fantastic guest blog on Fussy Eating to Little Peeps Eats.
How do we get our children to eat healthy meals?
Fussy eating is a normal stage for your child to go through, and this happens usually around the toddler years. Some children will insist on only eating the same thing over and over and any new foods they refuse to try.
Making healthy varied meals for your child only to have them refused and thrown on the floor can be frustrating, upsetting and most likely messy! The good news is that this stage should only be temporary, and there are a few strategies you can try to encourage new foods and expand their choices.
A bit of mess, and food exploration is part of the process of a child discovering and learning about new foods before they may enjoy them. However to encourage them to try new foods, and be a little hungry when meal times come around it can help to be aware of things that may impact on their appetite first.