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'.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||International Journal of Birth and Parent Education|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Aug 2014|