Fussy Eating in the Group Environment: Education Professional Video


Feeding kids in the group environment, especially with fussy kids, has it’s unique considerations. Get the tools to help your centre be best in class.

The video is approximately 45 minutes long and covers a foundation understanding of why fussy eating starts in typically developing children at about 18mths (to 3 yrs) and what an early learning environment can do to assist. The division of responsibility model is explained for educators and parents that wonder why children have different eating behaviours in the unique sensory environment of the group setting. Some children have heightened anxiety, it is important not to exclude them but to empower them without pressure. Some children will thrive in the group environment and feel overwhelmed later at home refusing dinner. Learn more about these behaviours and the mindset shift you need to help children be less anxious and happy food learners.

Presented by feeding specialist, Simone Emery. Links to other resources are also provided to continue your learning adventure with children.


Informative video for early learning educators wanting to empower themselves with understanding fussy eating in group environments. We cover:

  • Fussy Eating Root Causes and Tools to Assist within A Group Setting
  • Group Behaviour
  • Structure of Mealtimes in Early Learning Environments
  • Ideas for Empowering Children at Meals