PICKY / FUSSY EATERS

Mealtimes can be difficult, frustrating and stressful for parents of picky / fussy eaters. Our therapists at SDLC are specialized to work on feeding difficulties.

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOUR CHILD IS A PICKY OR FUSSY EATER?

Picky / fussy eaters typically exhibit the signs outlined below:

  • General reluctance to eat or sample new foods

  • Only eats food of one texture only (e.g. semi-solid or crunchy)

  • Will not eat mixed textures (e.g. rice and curry/daal)

  • Will not tolerate bits in their food (e.g. mustard seeds, pieces of vegetables in soup)

  • Does not eat certain tastes

  • Overstuff their mouths and take over 60 minutes to finish a meal

  • Gags or throws up at the sight, smell, taste or texture of certain foods

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