Selective Eaters Series

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Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating

The practice of being mindful has been a hot topic as of late especially around mindful eating. If you are not familiar with this concept or how it can be helpful for a selective eater, keep reading...

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Play at the table

Play at the table

How many times have you been told NOT to play with your food growing up? I have heard it quite a few times throughout my childhood. As parents, we often carry forward the parenting style/techniques that we grew up with without even knowing it. Being told not to play with your food is...

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Make meals fun and avoid being a short-order cook

Make meals fun and avoid being a short-order cook

Selective and picky eating tendencies are very common for young children as they start exploring new foods. Most of the families I work with are often concerned when their child does not “try” new foods and will often mislabel them as “picky” when they are being a normal kid...

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Meal Structure

Meal Structure

One of the very first things I often discuss with families when they have a child who has selective/picky eating tendencies is meal structure. Often families are used to a feeding schedule when the child is an infant, but when the child is relying on solid foods as their main source of nutrition, meal schedules often are discarded. Most children are born with the innate ability to know what their bodies need and therefore grow efficiently.

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