Picky Eaters and What to Do

We have all heard the saying that “variety is the spice of life” and we have probably all known toddlers who we think would disagree. This week’s article from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers some tips to share with parents who are living with the pickiest of eaters. The article includes a direct video link from the American Academy of Pediatrics which provides parents with easy and practical strategies.  

 Over time, providing toddlers with a variety of food options hopefully will help them establish some healthy habits, while they’re still developing.
 

https://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/infantandtoddlernutrition/foods-and-drinks/picky-eaters.html 

 This resource is related to one or more competencies in the ICC-Recommended Early Start Personnel Manual (ESPM). To find out more, visit this resource in the Neighborhood by clicking here or by looking under the Resource Library tab and clicking on Additional Resources. As always, remember to click the follow button below on the right to read comments from other neighbors. 

 Core Knowledge (CK):  

  • CK 4 The range of typical infant/toddler physiological factors such as:  

Early neurological/brain development, Basic health and nutrition, Physical growth and maturation 

 Individualized Family Service Plan Development and Review (IFSP-i): 

  • IFSP-i10 (EIS) Knows strategies that support parents in providing basic health, nutrition, and safety for infants and toddlers in natural environments.