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