Sometimes things happen in life to make our challenging eaters eat even less! Maybe they’ve been making great progress but since last year they’ve dropped all those seasonal foods they had started to eat (or at least taste!) It can be so frustrating (especially when their list of healthy food they happily eat is already small) but Little Bites is here to help you understand why it happens and what you can do to help.
Here’s why that could be happening and how to deal with it.
Why does it happen?
They’ve not eaten or even seen the food for a long time, this especially has an impact on younger kids, those long months since it was in season is a huge portion of their life and a lot has happened since then!
What can you do about it?
- Freeze some while there’s a lot around! Obviously, this has to be something that freezes well. Just a little bit every so often will keep it in your child’s diet.
- Make sure they have it regularly when it is in season. They will be more likely to recognise it as something they liked if they remember eating it a lot.
- Show them photos or videos of them enjoying the food last season. Kids love to see photos of themselves and it will be proof they did actually like that food before.
- Use Little Bites strategies to get your child feeling comfortable tasting new food. If they loved it last year and happily try it again this year, that seasonal food will be back in their diet before you know it.
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