How We Can Help
Have you or your child been called a picky eater?
Are you or your child most comfortable eating only a handful of foods like macaroni and cheese, french fries and chicken nuggets? Are you at a loss on how to expand foods that will be accepted by your choosy, selective or fussy eater?
Tired of food fights at the dinner table trying to get your loved one to eat?
Are you very aware of food flavors and textures? Does the term supertaster fit how you or your loved one experiences/fears foods?
Although I am not a fan of the term or label picky eater, if you are reading this, you can probably relate to this term.
Here are 10 tips to help parents of picky eaters.
Everyone experiences a period of picky eating growing up, and some people are naturally more sensitive to taste, smell and texture.
But if you feel that your food options are limited and you feel uncomfortable or anxious about trying new a new foods, dietary counseling from a Registered Dietitian can help.
We can also help you differentiate if your child is a typical picky eater or an extreme picky eater, read more for how to tell the difference.
Peace in family meals without the food fight
How to increase food acceptance
Food chaining to systematically increase variety in your diet
Guided food exposures to create a safe and enjoyable environment to try new foods
Work through texture sensitivities that limit your food choices
Increase the number of foods you are comfortable eating
Decrease anxiety around meal times, new foods, and eating away from home
Improve your nutrient intake and decrease symptoms of poor nutrition quality
Picking eating may be a mask for a more serious disorder called AFRID short for Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. We can help you screen for that and set you up with the resources that you need. Here is a national eating disorders website to help you answer some questions that you may have.
“Whether I need an answer to a factual question about food or help figuring out a conundrum about my food choices, Klara always has a helpful way to guide and support me. As with many great teachers and leaders, I have had the pleasure of looking back and being impressed by how much she’s helped me learn and grow in such an easeful way.”