How food looks might be the first thing your child notices about a meal or snack. Visual appearance can tell your child a lot about a food’s taste or texture. This can help your child make connections and learn about new foods. But visual appearance can also be confusing.
Mealtime distractions tend to have a bad reputation. They’re associated with mindless and overeating. But you and your child probably have a very legitimate reason - or two or three - for incorporating distractions like TV, tablets, or toys at the table. If you’re ready to say have distraction-free meals, try these two methods for ending mealtime distractions for picky eaters.
Mealtime distractions like TV, tablets, and toys are coping mechanisms. Both picky eaters and their parents can benefit from a distraction at mealtimes. Which is why when you think about it, it’s not so surprising that parents of picky eaters, children on the autism spectrum, and those with sensory food aversions resort to mealtime distractions.
This article will provide strategies to help a picky eater with sensory food issues and food texture aversions learn to eat all sorts of food textures and types.
This article will discuss how you can make one meal for your whole family - your picky eater included
If you’re making a special meal for your picky eater you’re certainly not alone. But making dinner for your family doesn’t have to be so hard. You can put an end to short-order cooking, get your family eating one meal, and save a ton of time and stress, all while feeling confident your picky eater is getting the nutrition they need.