Does the thought of feeding your little one broccoli make you dread dinner time?
If you have fussy eaters at your house, here are 14 things that you’ll be able to relate to; check them out below! Plus our resident nutritionist Cheree Sheldon chats with fellow nutritionist and feeding specialist Ruth Fellowes about how to help feed your fussy eater without the stress.
Mums of fussy eaters, here are 14 things you’ll know!
- You’ve lost count how many times you’ve had to clean someone’s dinner off the floor.
- World War III may erupt if different foods on the plate are touching.
- There is only ONE acceptable pasta shape.
- And the pasta CANNOT be mixed with the sauce.
- No matter how small you chop up the veggies and hide them in their meals, they can always find it!
- When you make a meal they actually enjoy, you feel like crying with happiness.
- “Here comes the aeroplane” always ends in tears.
- If you dare to make something new, there will be roughly one million questions about what’s in it.
- Finding a restaurant that they will eat at is a huge relief.
- If you had a dollar for every time someone had said, “Just cook one meal and they’ll just have to deal with it,” you’d have MILLIONS.
- You can always rely on the “safe food” when times get tough, whether that’s rice, potatoes, sausages etc.
- You’ve bribed them with dessert if they finish all their greens.
- Pot plants, down the back of the couch. The kids have hidden food in all sorts of weird places to get out of eating it!
- If it’s not served on their favourite plate, prepare for tears and tantrums.
Sound familiar? How many of these can you relate to?
The Healthy Mummy Gets Chatty with Ruth Fellowes
In this episode of The Healthy Mummy Gets Chatty our nutritionist Cheree Sheldon chats to fellow nutritionist and feeding specialist Ruth Fellowes about bringing calm to the dinner table and how to teach your kids to love food.
Eating time can be SUCH a frustrating for an already tired mum who just wants to bring calm back to the dining table.
Listen to our experts chat about bringing calm back to the table.
Ruth and Cheree talk offer their advice on how to help kids love food by:
- Learning and exploring their sensory interest with food,
- Eating at the right time when kids have energy,
- Implementing a routine, and
- Being a role model at the table
More about the guest
Ruth Fellowes is a clinical nutritionist who has a passion for putting families back together with food. She strongly believes that what we eat affects how we feel.
This all began when her eldest child was a bub and something seemed not right so she decided to find out what. After doing some reading and discovering that her bub was showing symptoms of food intolerance it lead her to the fundamental fact that FOOD CHANGES OUR MOOD AND MENTAL WELLBEING.
On her Facebook page she states, “When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.”
She goes on to explain that one of the key aspects of Nutritional Medicine is that we are definitely individuals and there really isn’t such a thing as the perfect diet for everyone. This is is where you need a helping hand to find out what’s not working for you, what will, and what nutrients will be your best friends.
She is the principal Clinical Nutritionist at her practice but also has a small team of student nutritionists and naturopaths working alongside her on many days.