Is my child a picky eater, or a problem feeder?
- Eats a decreased variety of foods, usually around 20 foods
- Foods lost due to “burn out” (i.e. one too many hot dogs=refusal) are typically incorporated back into the child’s diet after 2 weeks
- Can tolerate new foods on their plate, will touch or taste a new food even if they aren’t really excited about it
- Eats at least one food from most food group textures (e.g. crunchy, soft, puree, etc.
- Will eat a food being exposed to it at least 10 times
- Sometimes reported as a “picky eater” at pediatric wellness visits
- Eats a restricted variety of food, usually 20 or fewer foods
- Will eat food over and over again like a picky eater but once they burn out, they will not incorporate that food back into their diet
- Crying/screaming/melt-down mode if a new food is on their plate and will not tolerate touching or tasting
- Refuses entire categories of food textures
- Will not try a new food after 10 or more exposures
- Persistently reported as a “picky eater” at pediatric wellness visits