Up to 50% of parents report their child to be a picky eater
Picky eating often leads to stress at mealtimes, concerns about adequate nutrition, and growth problems. About 5-10% of children have more severe problems with feeding that may be related to delays in motor, language and behaviour milestones.
Children who are picky eaters are often labeled as having a behavioural problem, but we know that often this isn’t the case. Eating is a complex process that involves sensory, developmental, motor, and cognitive input in a supportive environment.
Our unique team of pediatric therapists offer an integrative approach to address all the factors involved in your child’s picky eating. We aim to restore the joy in family meals, provide parents the education to support healthy eating behaviours, and help your child develop the skills to enjoy a greater variety of foods.
Who we see:
- Families who have lost control at mealtimes
- Parents that are making separate meals for their child
- Children who have limited variety of foods in their diet
- Children who dislike certain textures
- Children who have poor intake or weight gain
- Children who are tube fed
- Children with developmental delays or autism spectrum disorder