Many parents naturally worry whether their child is getting enough food if they refuse to eat sometimes. It would appear to be normal for young children to refuse to eat or even taste new foods but what is the science and evidence behind this? Are there interventions that parents can take?
We caught up with Dr Andrea Smith, Dr Clare Llewellyn, Dr Alison Fildes, and Dr Moritz Herle to discuss fussy eating, its impact on children’s health and how it can be addressed in policy and practice.
- Blog from Dr Andrea Smith on the origins of fussy eating
- Eating behaviour questionnaires from University College London’s Department of Behavioural Science and Health
- Tiny Tastes intervention
- Article in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry: Food fussiness and food neophobia share a common etiology in early childhood
- Gemini research study