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How to help young children learn about food

For all children to develop a healthy relationship with food it’s important to consider how we talk to them and teach them about food; this is especially true for picky eaters. Feeding therapists and paediatric dietitians say that young kids do not need and are not yet able to learn the complex details of nutrition,…
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What is ARFID?

ARFID, Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, is an eating disorder which affects many children and adults, it used to be called Selective Eating Disorder and is sometimes called extreme picky eating. It is more than just fussy eating but can look like it at first. It often needs help and support to overcome, and won’t be…
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When to seek help for fussy eaters

Image: https://unsplash.com/@simonrae Children learn how to eat a variety of food from a very young age, but this process isn’t always smooth sailing. Refusing to try unfamiliar things or only eating a handful of foods is quite common up to the age of five, with around 50 percent of toddlers likely to be fussy with…
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Who to see for help with picky eating

In Australia, there are many different types of health professionals who treat children with eating challenges. Deciding which path to go down can be tricky, as it depends on your child and what type of treatment works best for them. To help you make an informed choice, here’s a list of health professionals who commonly…
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Help for picky eaters in your own home

If you’re faced with helping a picky eater develop a healthy relationship with food, you may be wondering where to begin.  While in some cases, seeing a health professional is the best way forward, there are also many things you can do at home to help your child get on the right track with their…
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Food Explorer 30 Day Challenge

We’ve put together some awesome free printable activities which you can do with your child to help them to overcome picky eating. With just a few minutes every day, and new activities each week, we can help kids to become curious about food and learn new ways to explore foods through all of their senses.…
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What is picky eating?

Picky eating is a problem that can often be misunderstood by those around us. If you’re raising a picky eater, you may have been told that your child will simply grow out of their fussiness; that it’s a normal part of childhood development. While this is true in some cases, for many kids, there may…
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How to handle the Halloween sugar haul

Many parents are preparing for trick-or-treating activities today. Halloween can be a lot of fun, but the amount of sugar and lollies consumed can be a worry.  Many parents are preparing for trick-or-treating activities today. Halloween can be a lot of fun, but the amount of sugar and lollies consumed can be a worry.  According…
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Find a Feeding Therapist

We recommend visiting a health professional if you need further support with your child’s eating habits or nutrition. But we know that it can be hard to know who is the right specialist to approach. Feeding therapists who treat picky, fussy or selective eating may be qualified as Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Nutritionists or…
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Eating can be tricky. Many parts of the body and mind need to work together, it is a series of steps which need to be learnt. The term ‘picky eating’ is easily dismissed as a phase that kids will grow out of. For some, this is true, however for others it can be something which…
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