Fussy Eating & Feeding Problems in Kids

Fussy Eating & Feeding Problems in Kids

Fussy Eating & Feeding problems can cause copious amounts of stress around mealtimes for your family and can result in an endless power struggle for parents. Not only does it make mealtimes unpleasant, but we have worked with many parents of picky eaters who are concerned about their child’s weight, health, growth and development with such a small repertoire of foods they consume.

At the Nutrition Specialists we can assist in reducing that mealtime associated stress and teach you and your family how to combat fussy eating.

Our dietitian Claudia Coombes is a Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) trained dietitian and she has comprehensive training in fussy eating in kids, feeding problems and improving your child’s nutrition.

Claudia uses a variety of different techniques including

  1. Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding; and
  2. The Ellyn Satter approach to feeding.

Claudia can conduct a comprehensive assessment of your concerns, goals and capabilities and she can provide an individualised and specialised approach to fussy eating with tips on how to create happy and healthy mealtimes for you and your family.

She can assist your family in:

  • Preventing fussy eating when introducing new foods to your child
  • Reducing mealtime stress
  • Increasing your child’s food repertoire and improving their relationship with food
  • Educating you on strategies and appropriate language around food to use at home
  • Assessing the feeding environment and ensuring you are setting your child up for the most success in relation to their eating habits
  • Assisting you and your child in meeting their nutrition requirements
  • Improving nutrition related symptoms such as reflux, constipation, diarrhoea
  • Assess for and correct nutrient inadequacies and intolerances

Claudia can also offer presentations and group education for childcare centres and Mothers groups to learn more about reducing mealtime stress and managing and preventing feeding problems.

If you’re sick of the constant dinner time power struggle get in touch today to see how Claudia can assist you and your family.

You can book in through our website (HERE) or call us on (08) 9204 2588.