How I will help your family have happy mealtimes

Learn more about Simone Emery Simone is a children’s nutritionist based in Melbourne, Australia. Simone delivers a range of content to suit every busy parent that is struggling with a fussy eater. Simone does home based fussy eater consults in Melbourne, a unique online sensory food school, fussy eating consults online and is a guest […]

Help for Fussy Eaters Is Like Shoe Shopping

My analogy for getting help for picky eating (or fussy eating) is to think of it like shoe shopping. Just like shoe shopping, you’re not likely to find the perfect golf shoe in the bargain bin out the front of a kids footwear outlet. So, to help you work out what I mean, I thought […]

“My son ate alot better when I was not there” {Parenting Picky Eaters}

Generally, one of the very first things you are “expected” to do when you become a parent is to feed your baby. You have JUST (literally JUST) been through the experience of becoming a parent and before you know it, you are getting some sort of advice on feeding your new arrival. At the pinnacle […]

Constipation and Fussy Eating

The causes of constipation for kids can include: Changes to what your child has been eating Changes in your child’s activity levels Not drinking enough water Not consuming enough fibre in their diet Too many dairy products Low levels of activity Resisting (or low sensory receptiveness to) the urge to poo Slow gut movement Stress […]

Green Vegetables and Kids with a Fennel Frond Pesto Recipe

Fennel frond pesto, you say? Delicious, you say? But…. Dun. Dun. Dun. It’s green. My kids aren’t going near it! Ok. I get it. Fussy eaters are notorious for not eating their greens. There are a few reasons behind our nutrient packed green vegie friends getting shunned by our little angels at dinner time. Today, […]

How to respond when you receive not-so-helpful feeding advice {Guest Post}

I am delighted to welcome Kirsty Russell from Positive Special Needs Parenting to the Play with Food blog. Kirsty read my post on “9 things not to say to the parent of a fussy eater” and replied to me saying that she’d heard them ALL. I am happy she has shared how she has handled […]

10 Reasons Your Picky Eater Is Still Not Eating Family Style Meals

The Ellyn Satter Division of Responsibility (DOR) model accumulates the essence of feeding research and presents family meal dynamics with responsibility lines drawn in the sand. Ellyn Satter’s model is pervasive throughout feeding research and it is PRACTICAL for families to follow.  The family meal model gets talked about constantly in our Parenting Picky Eaters facebook […]

Praying for Strawberries {Book Review & Giveaway}

It’s a privilege and eye-opening experience to be let into someone’s world. Reading transports you and teaches you so much. And for this I am grateful to Gail Simpkins for penning her story “Praying for Strawberries”. A yearlong diarised account of life with her son, Lachlan. Lachlan has Autism and this book celebrates his accomplishments, […]

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