Picky eaters can make mealtime a struggle for many families – but it doesn’t have to be that way!
If you have a little one with a selective palette or you’re worried about getting enough nutritious food into your kiddo, this episode is for you. Alex Princiotta Lowe, speech pathologist, and pediatric feeding therapist joins the show to shed light on the difficulties kids can have when eating, and how we can help them through it.
Alex pulls out some really helpful tools that you can use to broaden the food options for little ones. She also gives some important insight into things that are commonly misunderstood about picky eating (or selective eating) so that you can be better equipped to understand and meet their dietary needs.
Listen in to the full episode to hear about the signs of eating issues, what can make eating hard for kids, how to present new foods, and much more! And, as always, don’t miss the end of the show where we always share a simple action item or two that you can use to start making use of what you learn on the show!
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- “Instead of health-focused, think of variety. A variety of different foods and flavors is the key that’s missing in our picky or selective eaters’ diets.” – Alex Princiotta Lowe
- “By continuing to expose your child to these combinations and using dips as a “bridge” has definitely been successful with families!” – Alex Princiotta Lowe
- “By using descriptive language, this encourages children to think about the taste and textures of the foods – which can also help them tap into their hunger queues.” – Alex Princiotta Lowe
- Don’t give up on foods picky eaters don’t initially like – keep trying!
- Use descriptive but neutral words to describe food in order to help kids form their own thoughts on things like taste, texture, and hunger.