Picky eater tip #4 – involve your child in shopping and cooking

By January 20, 2020 May 14th, 2023 Picky Eaters


Picky eaters really benefit from exposure to a variety of foods. Most importantly, research shows that picky eaters who spend time shopping for different foods and making different food are more likely to try the new foods – eventually! When your picky eater sees the same limited number of foods they currently eat, they are very unlikely to try anything new.

First, take your child shopping

  • They can pick the vegetables and fruit and out them in the shopping trolley.
  • Talk about the different foods.
  • Describe what they look like and feel like.
  • The more your picky eater handles the food, the more likely they are to try them.

Second, get them involved in preparing the foods

Last, get your child involved in cooking

  • Even toddlers can help with the cooking when you use kid safe cutlery.
  • Make sure they can see the food
  • Let them touch it as they cut it
  • Give then a chance to watch you cook it

More picky eating tips

If you are concerned about your child’s picky eating then give us a call at our Bondi Junction Clinic. We can get  your child  back on track with their eating.  The ‘picky eater mealtime reset’ runs every month as a group session for parents. Don’t worry if you live a long way from Bondi Junction, or from Sydney! We do a lot of feeding sessions by Skype. Parents can even join our  ‘picky eater mealtime reset’ group sessions via Zoom. We can be contacted on (02) 80657837 or email us.