Getting our children to eat vegetables is a challenge for many of us parents.
At some stage, most parents will have to contend with a child who picks at their food. However, there are lots of things that you can do to encourage little ones to eat.
Dealing with a fussy eater can be very frustrating and stressful but
It can be difficult to know how to support a fussy eater until you get to the source of what is going on.
Many parents and caregivers worry about what their children eat and don't eat
If you’ve tried different ways of feeding your child and they haven't worked, it might mean you haven’t found the right strategy…yet.
- Seek expert advice, that is straightforward, practical and achievable
- Seek personalised support in a step-by-step way, that is tailored to suit your family
- Seek help, starting with what your child’s current eating habits
How it works?
Personalised consultations are available in –person or online (Zoom).
Each Consultation lasts up to 60 minutes.
This includes developing a step-by-step action plan, usually with 3-4 priorities, emailed to you afterwards.
The overall goal is that children eat and enjoy a wide variety of healthy foods, including vegetables.
During consultations often the focus is on one child, but the general principles can also be applied to the rest of your children, with minimal extra effort.
Even after the consultations finish, further benefits usually continue to appear.
Outcomes to expect:
- Fostering your child’s positive relationship foods with a variety of nutritious food
- Creating positive meal times with less stress and helping children eat like the rest of the family
- The foundation will be in place for creating lifelong healthy eating habits including getting the right balance between meals and snacks, treats and healthy food.
Feedback for Fussy eating expert help
One of the best things I ever did for my boys was getting help from Growing Healthy Eaters. Mary, mum of 2, aged 18 months and 3 year old
Despite feeling a little apprehensive about what a fussy eating plan might entail, there was nothing to fear in Colette's gradual step-by-step approach; which is doable with minimal effort and time input - so it's ideal for busy families. Dervla, Mum of 4 and 6 year olds
We came to Colette as our boy weaned really well and used to eat everything but every day for the previous months it has felt like a backward step and meals have become stressful. We’ve tried different tactics but nothing seemed to work, and definitely needed some advice. After the first session alone the changes Colette recommended have been transformational. Sarah, Mum of 4 year old
We are delighted with the success we have had with Colette’s Fussy Eater programme for our 3 year old, who started as a very fussy eater, generally eating only dry foods, no meat or veg. He is now eating healthy dinners every day including veg. We didn’t believe it was possible, but after 1:1 planning with Colette and lots of persistence we are seeing the benefit. Mairead, Mum of 18 month old & 3 year old. Mairead, mum of 20 month old & 3 year old
I’m thrilled with the progress made for my 7 year old son, who was reluctant to try new foods and had a very limited diet. I had looked for help before and was told what foods to provide but my son wouldn’t even try them. Colette suggested what I should say and do and I found this really worthwhile. Now I’m happy to report that he eats and tastes lots of new foods for him including porridge, carrots and steak. I wasn’t sure if this would work but I kept going and I’m so glad I did now. Declan, Dad of 7 year old
Traditionally many of us serve dessert after dinner, but is this the best strategy?
Parents often wonder if their child’s eating is too limited or perhaps not limited enough to seek expert advice.
While fussy eating can be complex and varies with individual kids, how we interact with food around our kids can be very influential.