Picky eating is a common challenge many parents face. Children may refuse certain foods, show a strong preference for particular meals, or be reluctant to try new foods. Understanding and managing picky eating can help ensure your child receives the nutrition they need while reducing mealtime stress.

Understanding Picky Eating

Picky eating often starts in the toddler years and can be part of normal development as children gain independence and explore their environment, including food. However, consistently limited food choices can be cause for concern and may lead to nutritional imbalances.

Strategies for Managing Picky Eating

How Our Therapists Can Help

At LEAP Centre, our therapists provide individualised support for children with picky eating. Our approach includes:

When to Seek Professional Help

If picky eating is persistent and affecting your child’s health or if mealtimes become a consistent battle, it may be time to seek professional help. Our occupational therapists and speech therapists can provide feeding therapy support and strategies tailored to your child’s needs. Contact us today to guide your child to a healthier life.