If you’re here it’s probably because the words fussy eater or fussy eating are at
the forefront of your mind!
If you have a child that struggles to eat, labeling them as a fussy eater can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. It can also give them a “get out of gaol-free card” as they feel they don’t need to try new foods as they are fussy.
It also assumes that our child is making a choice to be fussy. However, children are often not consciously deciding to eat a limited range of foods. They are finding comfort in choosing their favourites and other foods are just too challenging to contemplate.