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Tips if your child is a fussy eater

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Behaviour Food & Eating Mealtimes and fussy eating

It's normal for kids to be a bit fussy about what they eat – but it can also be a bit of a pain if they're refusing to eat the food you put in front of them! Especially if it means you end up making more than one meal every night.

Why not try these tips from parents all around Scotland to see if making food for dinosaurs will do the trick if your child won't eat?

Top tips to try at home

What should I do if I’m worried?

It can be frustrating if your child refuses most of the food you put in front of them, and you may start worrying that they’re not getting enough to eat, or that they’re not getting the nutrients they need. But it’s important to remember that fussy eating is a phase that many children go through, and they may well grow out of. So don’t give up suggesting different foods they could try.

If you’ve tried every trick in the book and you still don’t feel that your child is eating enough, or getting a varied enough diet, remember you can always talk to your health visitor or GP. They’ll be able to give you advice on your child’s weight and diet.

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Last updated: 20 Apr, 2023