Dropped plates, thrown foods, defiant screams…. Mealtimes with toddlers can be difficult at the best of times! But having to deal with a toddler who is also a picky eater can make mealtimes even more stressful.

Most people don’t know that speech-language pathologists (SLP) are the professionals to turn to when picky eating is a problem.

Below are a few tips from our SLPs to help you turn your picky eater into an eating angel:

  • Re-offer foods that have been previously refused (research shows that foods need to be offered up to 20 times!)
  • Make it fun! Squish, smell, kiss and lick new foods.
  • Use fun bowls, plates, cutlery, etc.
  • Allow your child to spit out new foods
  • Try some food play activities (away from mealtimes)

Bon Appetit!