Fussy eating in toddlers - thinking beyond the plate

Carol Williams

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Existing guidance for parents on how to respond to ‘fussy eating' in toddlers offers a range of useful tips and strategies. However these could be applied more effectively with some understanding of the underlying causes of fussy eating. This is a complex subject area, interfacing characteristics of the child, adult, environment and their bi-directional interactions. Contemporary considerations from the emerging literature are discussed, with a call for a step change to focus on offering, modelling and encouraging dietary diversity in toddlers and responding to satiety cues, rather than ‘eating it all up'.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-36
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Birth and Parent Education
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2014


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