Supporting Picky Eaters
When it comes to food and eating, children, like adults, have likes and dislikes. Mealtime challenges are a typical aspect of a child's development and growth as they learn about new foods and tastes and go through different growth cycles.
As adults, we can help children navigate these challenges in ways that encourage independence and curiosity. Nutrition Australia recommends allowing children to serve themselves when it comes to assisting picky eaters. This may get messy, but it will help them gain control of their eating and allow children to try new foods. At OSHC, we believe it is important for students to develop their independence by serving their own breakfast and participating as an OSHC afternoon tea leader and Nutrition Ninjas.