This article shares details about the extreme picky eating book that will help your child try new foods
Do any of these picky eater habits sound familiar?
Your child only eats fruit and vegetable puree pouches…or at least that’s the only way they’d ever eat a vegetable.
Your child lives on nuggets and fries.
Your child eats pizza every day, sometimes twice a day!
Two picky siblings who eat completely different foods.
These are the types of children I work with every day – children who aren’t just picky eaters, but have extreme food aversions and extremely limited diets.
Those three examples above – those are descriptions of three particular children I’ve worked with who have learned to expand their diets and try new foods.
In my book, Stories of Extreme Picky Eating: Children with Severe Food Aversions and the Solutions that Helped Them, I share the methods that I used with these extremely picky eaters and the methods that helped them step outside of their comfort zone along with several other case studies of other families I worked with.
Wish your child would eat one thing off of a restaurant menu? That was one of the goals of the family I work with in the first chapter of Stories of Extreme Picky Eating.
Though Jackson was 9 when we met, his main source of nutrition was milk and pouches of pureed baby food. Over the course of our time together, he uncovers his confidence to try new foods and discovers that he not only can eat different things, but that he actually likes them!
You’ll not only learn about the picky eaters’ stories, but get insights into their parents’ struggles, concerns, and experiences, as well.
Here’s what readers have said about Stories of Extreme Picky Eating: Children with Severe Food Aversions and the Solutions that Helped Them.
“My only complaint about this book is that it wasn’t published twenty years ago….I love this book. I’ve read as much literature as I can about picky eating. Jennifer Friedman’s book is my absolute favorite. She addresses barriers that get in the way of children eating a wholesome diet and food in general. I appreciate the stories, research, insights, and application of strategies. She emphasizes discovering the pleasure of eating. Her approach is kind and thorough. As a mother and registered dietitian, this is a book that is accessible on my book shelf, highlighted and being used.”
“I am a parent to a child with severe feeding issues, and I can’t recommend this book highly enough. The author’s use of actual case examples makes the interventions that she suggests come to life in a way that I haven’t seen in many of the other books I’ve read on the subject. She makes it easy to see your own situation reflected back at you in the families she writes about, which made me feel more confident and hopeful about trying new interventions in our home. If you are a caregiver to a picky eater, please do yourself a favor and read this book.”
“I’ve only had the book about a week but we immediately started using all of the tools and activities. We saw instant success…It has completely changed his relationship with new foods. He no longer throws a tantrum…He even put some peas and spinach in his mouth! …This was a huge win for us.”
In addition to showcasing children’s experiences learning to try new foods, Stories of Extreme Picky Eating features a complete Action Plan based on strategies you learn about in the book to help your picky eater try new foods at home.
The action plan follows my framework and covers everything from mealtimes and new food introductions to fun food activities for kids of all ages. You’ll also find a fun, simple food activity at the end of each chapter that can help your child become a more comfortable, confident eater.
Stories of Extreme Picky Eating isn’t about “getting” your child to try new foods. It’s about working with them to build their own comfort and skills and understanding what is holding them back so you can best help them in a way that works for them.
The ultimate goal is for your child to find comfort with food so their picky eating doesn’t hold them back from enjoying their life.You can buy Stories of Extreme Picky Eating in all major booksellers.