We work with many parents who have picky eating children, and have developed an information sheet that’s included in their bag.

Picky eating (also known as fussy, faddy or choosy eating) is usually classified as part of a spectrum of feeding difficulties. It is characterised by an unwillingness to eat familiar foods or to try new foods, as well as strong food preferences. It’s usually common amongst children and is not necessarily a concern. However, it is important that the child is getting a wide variety of foods in the day including fruit and vegetables to ensure adequate intake of vitamins and minerals. If picky eating continues the consequences may include poor dietary variety during early childhood. This, in turn, can lead to poor nutrient composition of their diet and thus possible adverse health-related outcomes.

Below you can view the sheet with information on why children refuse food and tips on how to improve their food intake: