Tag Archives: Picky Eaters

How ‘Nature and Nurture’ Maybe Influencing Eating Behavior in Young Kids

[Source:  Medical X-Press] For most preschool-age children, picky eating is just a normal part of growing up. But for others, behaviors such as insisting on only eating their favorite food item—think chicken nuggets at every meal—or refusing to try something … Continue reading

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Could Cartoon Characters Get Kids to Eat More Fruits and Veggies?

[Source:  Medical News Today] Cartoon characters are often used to market so-called junk food to children. However, new research from Italy suggests that the same technique might be used to nudge preschoolers into eating more fresh fruit and vegetables too. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Raising a Healthy Happy Eater

“Dr. Nimali Fernando and feeding therapist Melanie Potock help parents navigate the journey of child feeding, eating, drinking, nutrition, and related topics from birth to the school cafeteria. Their book is a proactive approach for the prevention and/or resolution of many … Continue reading

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Study Suggests 3 Steps to End Fussy Eating

[Source:  Science Daily] Parents could banish their children’s fussy eating habits by following three simple steps, a new study suggests. Introducing the ‘three Rs’ — Repetition, Role Modelling and Rewards — at meal times could help parents to get their … Continue reading

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Therapy Activity of the Week: A Food Literacy Activity for the Picky Eater

[Source:  Therapy & Learning Services] Food should be fun and there is no better way to put this into action than building with food. Don’t worry, I’m not suggesting complicated food art that looks like a professional has spent hours … Continue reading

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