For anyone out there who has a finicky eater or knows a famliy dealing with a child who fusses with food at mealtimes - you will know how completely frustrating the whole process can be. I have been working in this area for over 10 years and have had countless families through my practice doors, ready to pull their hair out (or someone elses!!!).
HELP IS AT HAND! No it is not about making pretty hair with grated carrot or hiding broccoli in chocolate cake........................it is about uncovering the reason why and providing the solution. Some examples are; their food has been blended for too long, their meals are too bland with not enough texture, they are constipated and/ or filling up on millk or juice or they have a complete fear of trying something new due to poor chewing, choking or difficulty swallowing and breathing at the same time.
I have just released my third book co authored with Dr Julie Cichero (Speech therapist and feeding and swallowing expert).This is a must-read guide to finding nutritious solutions for fussy eaters from first foods that won't be spat out to lunch box fixes the envy of the playground. Whether your child avoids whole groups of foods such as vegetables and meats or flatly refuses to try something new, "More Peas Please" explains the reasons why and is filled with easy solutions.
Check out the link below to see me chatting with Mel and Kochie about the book on Sunrise.