Feeding children should be an amazing time for food play, discovery of flavours and experimenting with textures. With so much confusion surrounding this issue, it can be tricky to navigate. A Paediatric Dietitian can help sort fact from fiction when it comes to children’s nutrition. It doesn’t have to be complicated.
Sometimes, however, things don’t always go to plan, and feeding issues can pop up.
If you are concerned about your child’t eating habits, it can be helpful to touch base with a Paediatric Dietitian. Seeking help early can prevent nutritional deficiencies and offer support for behavioural changes.
Feeding children does not happen in isolation, there is a family dynamic at play. For this reason, family feeding habits are often addressed when dealing with a food or nutrition concern with a child.
As a Paediatric Dietitian, I promote the Ellyn Satter feeding dynamics model, fdSatter) in my clinics. This approach encourages parents to provide a feeding environment in which children can grow up to be competent and intuitive eaters.