Picky eaters often have a comfort level with cheese. Like many foods though, this may be limited to one type. Frequently though, we realise we do just offer one kind of cheese or assume that our child will only accept one. Sometimes we have offered other’s but usually not consistently.
Accepting a new food or a variation of a food takes time. A new cheese variety must be thought of as a new food for a fussy eater.
Using a familiar food for delivery can help, for example a cracker. Or, combining the new cheese with a favourite topping, eg. cream cheese and Vegemite.
In the photo I have:
– Brie – which could be a stretch, but I do know very selective eaters who are comfortable with it (always good to be open to any new food too and not pre-judge).
– Cream cheese – mixing a soft texture and a crunchy texture can be supportive.
– Edam – the most likely accepted of cheeses, but not necessarily!
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/