Fussy eaters

Sarah is a two-year-old child whose parents are concerned about her eating. She has no significant past medical history. Born at 39 weeks, her growth has remained stable on the 25th percentile for weight and height.

Sarah is an only child, breastfed exclusively up to the age of five-and-a-half months, when solids were introduced. Sarah did not have any issues starting solids and consumes foods of all different textures.1

Sarah's parents are concerned that she is very fussy with her eating. She consumes about 25 different types of foods and is resistant to the introduction of new foods. She will, however, tolerate new foods on her plate. 

Sarah will often focus on a favourite food, but will then get sick of this food and refuse to eat it for a few weeks.

Current strategies used by Sarah's parents include hiding new foods in liked foods, getting Sarah involved in meal preparation and