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9 Ways to Improve a Picky Eater’s Diet

9 Ways to Improve a Picky Eater’s Diet

Feeding a picky eater is stressful! Many of the parents I work with in Conquering Picky Eating are not only worried about the small number of foods their child eats. They also worry about whether or not their child will grow properly. They question whether their child...

15 Fun Food Play Ideas for Picky Eaters

15 Fun Food Play Ideas for Picky Eaters

Think about how your toddler or young child learns about their world. They ask questions. They touch things and feel them. This is often known as play-based learning. It is a natural experience of learning, building confidence, and acquiring new skills. Experiences...

Healthy & Easy Foods Picky Eaters Will Actually Eat

Healthy & Easy Foods Picky Eaters Will Actually Eat

What are the best foods for picky eaters? What should I feed my child with autism or sensory issues? I get these two questions or some iteration all of the time. Unfortunately, I don’t have a clear answer. There is no one size fits all diet for extremely picky kids...

Mealtime Tips

What to Do When a Child Refuses to Eat – 8 Simple Solutions

What to Do When a Child Refuses to Eat – 8 Simple Solutions

Few things are as frustrating as making a meal that your child refuses to eat. (To be clear, I’m not talking about chronic refusal or inability to eat, but the occasions that happen every so often.) You’re doing everything right. You know they need to eat, but the...

3 Daily Habits to Improve Extreme Picky Eating

3 Daily Habits to Improve Extreme Picky Eating

When trying to improve extreme picky eating, I focus on three main areas: environment, exposure, and hands-on exploration. Each of these supports a picky eater differently and encourages them to build comfort with new foods in low-pressure way. When I talk about...

5 Mealtime Musts to Improve Picky Eating

5 Mealtime Musts to Improve Picky Eating

We can’t talk about picky eating solutions without addressing mealtimes. When providing the right structure, support, and opportunities, mealtimes can be the springboard that allows your picky eater to begin eating new foods. Think of these five principles as your new...

Picky Eating

What to Do When a Child Refuses to Eat – 8 Simple Solutions

What to Do When a Child Refuses to Eat – 8 Simple Solutions

Few things are as frustrating as making a meal that your child refuses to eat. (To be clear, I’m not talking about chronic refusal or inability to eat, but the occasions that happen every so often.) You’re doing everything right. You know they need to eat, but the...

7 Things to Expect When Introducing New Food to a Picky Eater

7 Things to Expect When Introducing New Food to a Picky Eater

  You finally took the leap and began introducing new foods to your super picky eater - despite their resistance and meltdowns and despite all of your reservations. Congratulations! It’s an important first step. Only is the experience not like you expected? Many...

9 Ways to Improve a Picky Eater’s Diet

9 Ways to Improve a Picky Eater’s Diet

Feeding a picky eater is stressful! Many of the parents I work with in Conquering Picky Eating are not only worried about the small number of foods their child eats. They also worry about whether or not their child will grow properly. They question whether their child...

For Sensory Eaters

Healthy Sensory-Friendly Packaged Snacks for Picky Eaters 

Healthy Sensory-Friendly Packaged Snacks for Picky Eaters 

Looking for new healthy snack ideas for your picky eater as we head back to school? Or maybe you’re just hoping to find something more nutritious than cheese puffs for your child to nosh on every few hours. Wherever you’re at, this list has you covered. I know that...

4 Fun Sensory Tools to Improve Picky Eating

4 Fun Sensory Tools to Improve Picky Eating

Most of the extreme picky eaters I know - whether they’re on the autism spectrum or not - experience some degree of sensory impairment that contributes to what and how they eat. My approach helps picky eaters expand their diets in part by focusing on their preferred...

Food Play

Fun Fall Food Activities for Picky Eaters

Fun Fall Food Activities for Picky Eaters

Research shows that positive food interactions and repeated exposures to new foods increases both a child’s willingness to eat and the likelihood that they enjoy a new food. If you’re struggling to get your extreme picky eater to try new foods at mealtimes, try...

15 Fun Food Play Ideas for Picky Eaters

15 Fun Food Play Ideas for Picky Eaters

Think about how your toddler or young child learns about their world. They ask questions. They touch things and feel them. This is often known as play-based learning. It is a natural experience of learning, building confidence, and acquiring new skills. Experiences...

The Best Toys and Activities for Picky Eaters

The Best Toys and Activities for Picky Eaters

I’m sharing a roundup of my favorite picky eating resources for kids. These tools will help you stay busy when practicing social distancing during the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic while also helping to improve your child’s relationship with food. The Best Toys and...