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Picky Eaters vs Problem Feeders Questionnaire

Posted on: January 20th, 2019

There is some confusion around what qualifies a ‘picky eater’ as a picky eater. More importantly, some kids are more than just picky, and will require support to learn to eat a more varied diet. If you are concerned about a picky eater in your life, read through the list below to find out if your loved one is just a Picky Eater, or if they are more likely a Problem Feeder.

1. If you were to make a list of all of the foods that your child eats, how many foods would be on that list?

2. What happens when they food jag (eat the same food over and over, then suddenly stop eating that food)?

3. What happens if you put a new food on their plate?

4. Do they eat at least one food from most nutrition (proteins, vegetables, etc.) and texture (purees, soft foods, chewy foods, etc.) categories?

5. What does their plate look like at meals compared to the rest of the family’s?

6. How hard is it for them to learn about new foods?

7. How often has the child been reported as a “picky eater” at well-child check-ups?

If you have concerns about your Picky Eater or Problem Feeder, speak with your child’s pediatrician about feeding therapy. You can even fill out and print this Feeding Questionnaire to take in with you to share with your child’s pediatrician.

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Picky Eaters vs Problem Feeders

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