Food swap challenge for fussy eaters

Are you ready for the great Little Fusspot food swap challenge? Each month on the Little Fusspot therapy group on Facebook, I set a challenge for each family to choose their least nutritious food and we all help make suggestions for what recipes or products they may like to use instead. We swap information on… Continue reading

Where does fussy eating begin, and where does it end?

A recent Health Professional Radio episode talked about the eating habits of Australian children. The conclusion…as if we didn’t already know? Those eating habits were unhealthy. But this is not just an ‘Australian issue’: A U.S. survey found that 23 percent of respondents considered a child in their household to be a fussy eater and… Continue reading

A new Little Fusspot record!

This is an extract from a mother in distress. On her pre-consultation assessment form she reported as feeling uneasy before each mealtime with her son who is just 16 months old. “Current mealtime description: Was a brilliant eater until around 10 months, would eat and try anything I gave him! Has gradually got worse refusing… Continue reading

The top 5 causes of a fussy child

Top 5 causes of a fussy child You might remember my facebook post on a few weeks ago saying: ‘Just finished an intensive 3 hour consult with a mother of twins experiencing all of the top 5 causes of a fussy child. Hang in there it’s going to be a tough week!’ Update: I’ve… Continue reading

My child won’t try new foods

Recently, I’ve had some great success with a new technique I like to call ‘flavour and texture exercises’. This technique is part of our sensory development program and parents have reported an increase in new foods being tried and enjoyed as a result. Getting a little tired of hearing people tell you that you need… Continue reading