Fussy eating advice

Home-made smoothies: Can they really help to get fruit and veg into your fussy eater?
Home-made smoothies: Can they really help to get fruit and veg into your fussy eater? “There’s no way my fussy eater will drink a home-made smoothie,” you might be thinking! “They don’t like berrie...
The ‘No thank you’ plate – good or bad idea?
The ‘No thank you’ plate – good or bad idea? Several parents have mentioned to me recently that they they give their child a “No thank you” plate with their meal – somewhere for them to put the foo...
Why you shouldn’t just make cakes and cookies with your fussy eater
Why you shouldn’t just make cakes and cookies with your fussy eater I bet you’re more likely to say to your child “Shall we make some cakes or cookies?” than “Let’s make lasagne!” or “Wanna knock u...
The hidden dangers of hiding vegetables
The hidden dangers of hiding vegetables Oh yeah, oh yeah… you might think, dancing round the kitchen as you watch your child devour a home-made chocolate brownie. There’s a whole handful of spinach...
Don’t use the L word in front of your fussy eater!
Don’t use the L word in front of your fussy eater! Lettuce? Liver? Lumpy? What even is the L word I’m talking about?! It’s: “like” Yes, this little, four-letter word may look and sound harmless en...
Baby-led weaning … okay, but then what?!
Baby-led weaning … okay, but then what?! Baby-led weaning (BLW) – or offering your baby a wide variety of finger foods to feed themselves instead of the traditional method of spooning pureed food i...
5 things to have in your kitchen if you have a fussy eater
5 things to have in your kitchen if you have a fussy eater The core of fussy eating is not the food itself. It’s all about psychology! So no amount of trying new recipes or searching for foods you...
How often should my child eat crisps?
How often should my child eat crisps? Quavers, Wotsits, Walkers, Hula Hoops, Monster Munch, Pringles … Crisps are such an easy grab-and-go snack and most children love them, fussy or not! BUT SHOU...
How does your parenting style affect your child’s eating?
How does your parenting style affect your child’s eating? Psychologists have known for a very, very long time that the optimum parenting style is authoritative parenting, where there is a combinati...
My fussy eater is starting school . Help!
My fussy eater is starting school . Help! Are you worried your fussy eater won’t eat anything all day at school – or secretly hoping that sitting down with other children means they’ll eat better? ...
The best way to talk to your child about healthy eating
The best way to talk to your child about healthy eating Of course it’s important for children to learn about healthy eating – but unless you approach the topic with your fussy eater carefully, it c...
Should I use a sticker chart to encourage my child to eat?
Should I use a sticker chart to encourage my child to eat? The short answer is: NO! Sticker charts can seem like a really good idea. You see them everywhere in the shops after all. They’re colourf...