cildren eat healthy galway
cildren eat healthy galway

Fussy Eater Solutions (available in-person in Galway/ Skype throughout Ireland) 

If you’ve tried different ways of feeding your kids and they haven't worked, it might mean you haven’t found the right strategy…yet. 

In just 4 Sessions I will guide you to simplify how to feed your kids better.

These are Personalised sessions, whereby I work with your children's' individual eating.
 
This is a 4 step plan, with each session building on the previous steps, gradually making progress over  a number of weeks and months.
 
Are your kids:
  • Limited in the types of food they regularly eat or largely the same in term of taste, texture or appearance (eg dry foods)?
  • Resistant to trying certain foods?
  • Sensitive to certain aspects of foods like textures?

Are you ready to:

  • Change your thinking and focus more on how to teach your kids to eat right?
  • Change how  your children  eat  before  you  change  what  they  eat?
  • Commit to 4 personalised sessions (usually about 1 hour each). Some people may wish to continue with more sessions to make further progress. 
  • Commit to implementing the suggested changes after each session.

Specifically this plan includes: 

  • Discovering more about why your children eat the way they do.
  • Proven ways to get your children on board eg how to take the fear out of tasting food.
  • Straightforward, road-map to structure what your children eat. 
  • Clear and realistic guidelines for correcting poor eating habits  eg continually grazing throughout the day.
  • Step-by-step guide on how to start introducing new foods (where exactly to start).
  • The starting point is where your kids are at, at the moment,  so its important to provide a list of the food and drinks consumed over a 3 day period (including both week and weekend days).
 
If its the case that your child has been a good eater in the past, but things deteriorated over time; then I feel confident that I should be able to help you. My approach to fussy eating is behavioural (ie changing your child's eating and changing your feeding behaviour) and this works very well for most kids. However there are a small number of kids with underlying issues interfering with their ability to eat, which usually require help outside of my expertise. Some of these include: 
  1. Inadequate oral-motor skills or poor coordination (including difficulty chewing or swallowing). You can probably rule this out if your child is over 2.5 and has successfully transitioned onto solids as a baby.
  2. Gastrointestinal issues such as acid reflux, can have an impact on kids older than babies, even if they weren’t diagnosed as an infant. Both constipation and acid reflux are two of the most common issues.
  3. Sensory difficulties, that is, a strong dislike of certain textures, smells, or tastes of foods to the point of gagging or even vomiting. An example is a child who doesn't like certain textures in their mouth, yet chew/bite/lick everything else but food. However, even if sensory processing is the major player, other factors like learned behavior are usually significant.
  4. Underlying medical reasons including swollen tonsils. If other reasons have been explored, it’s important to look at a possible underlying medical cause. If there’s obvious signs, these ideally need to be addressed from the onset. Likewise if you suspect something medical is at play, please check with your medical team before contacting me, so we can make better progress more quickly.  

 

Finally you may feel you would benefit from expert guidance if:

  1. Meal times are simply stressful.
  2. You would like to be proactive, to avoid fussy eating getting worse or continuing long-term.
  3. You are unsure how best to handle your child’s fussy eating.

For more details about the Fussy Eater Solutions, please contact me.

Expert help is available in Galway City or by Skype (throughout Ireland)

Why put off what you can start today? 

Don’t wait for a crisis to start making positive changes

Here's to GROWING HEALTHY EATERS

colette reynolds

BA (Psych), MSc (Health Psych), PhD (Health Promotion), Member of AHPI, BTEC (Nutrition & Health Coaching), IINH Certified

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