Sensory Processing Difficulties and Trying New Foods (Especially Vegetables)

A key foundation for working with and parenting picky eaters is understanding their WHY. A generic list of actions is not necessarily going to help if you don’t understand why your picky eater is behaving the way that they are, especially around their “tricky” foods. One key element that I often write about is sensory […]

Why kids can be so picky about eating meat {Uncertainty}

Last week, I asked the wonderful parents over on our private Facebook group (Parenting Picky Eaters) about what foods their children prefer. I was not to surprised that chicken nuggets, scrambled egg, mince (in the form of lasagne & Bolognese) and sausages were the only meat (or meat alternatives) that our parents listed. So, I’m […]

“My child is picky about food smells, what can I do?”

What is a food olfactory aversion? People learn about foods (especially new ones) with their senses. And for some people the smell of food is overpowering. Their smell sensory system – known as the olfactory system – experiences an overload. This will mean that people may struggle to be around cooking, at the table with […]

Continuing Solids Past First Tastes

What is the Developmental Food Continuum? The developmental food continuum is one model for how children can learn to eat solids.  The time period it covers is from age 0 to 24mths.  It has been developed in the United States by Dr Kay A. Toomey, Ph.D.  The disclaimer to the developmental food continuum is that it […]

When do you get help for your fussy eater?

There is so much to be said about a parent’s intuition when it comes to knowing when to get help for our children. Do you feel pressure from yourself to get your child to eat? Do you have disagreements with family about feeding your child? Do you feel like you’ve tried everything in the book? […]

Learning to Eat

In August last year, I attended SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding training.  This training really helped me polish up the activities in my fruit and vegetable classes.  It gave me a good foundation to see the difference between normal feeding development (including developmental related fussiness) and feeding problems. The other major benefit to this training […]

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