Apple week – different types of apples.
Yes, we’re going super simple here, but if we have a super hesitant eater that’s probably what’s required.
One of the most common mistakes I see is parents wanting to move too quickly. We can’t go from crackers to eggplant, but we may be able to swap one red apple for a different variety.
Any change is positive and is working towards new foods. Even if we’re moving within apples, this prepares our child for change and gives them social flexibility.
It also gradually builds confidence as they become more comfortable with new things. That of course is the key goal for a fussy eater, to prove to them that a new food is okay.
If our child is okay with red, can we swap for green or vice versa. We can explain that green are more tart. Maybe we can even dip slices in honey or maple syrup to make them a little sweeter?
Judith is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
Learn more about Judith here: https://theconfidenteater.com/about/