They’re usually the ones who’ll happily eat the same jam sandwich every day for lunch. And when you’re out for dinner? Chicken nuggets and chips is the go to! What about when you cook a new recipe or pop some vegetables on their plate? Does world war three break out?
Feeding fussy kids and toddlers can be exhausting and there’s always that unanswered question of: Are they getting enough nutrition? For some kids, their fussy behaviours can actually lead to nutrient deficiencies and these have real, long-term consequences. If you suspect that your child may be struggling, then please seek out a university-qualified nutrition professional for some help. There are lots of individualised solutions to help your child eat better long term.
Kate Freeman is HRI's resident nutritionist. She is a Registered Nutritionist from Canberra, Australia and the creator and managing director of Canberra's largest private nutrition practice in Canberra, The Healthy Eating Hub. Kate Freeman consults, writes, presents and mentors in the field of nutrition and has over 10 years of experience in the industry.
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