The Misconceptions and Realities of Picky Eating: How to Assess Issues and Counsel Parents

Whether a child’s intake is normal or cause for concern, pediatricians who offer parents simple guidelines can help them create stress-free mealtimes and kids who (sometimes) enjoy trying new foods. In this video, pediatric nutrition specialist Nancy Matthiessen, RD, MAS, provides keys to identifying an issue, red flags for problematic feeding dynamics, and suggestions as well as resources to give worried parents. She also clarifies when referral may be helpful or necessary. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describing effective parent-child feeding dynamics

  • Identifying children at risk for growth issues or nutritional deficiency

  • Listing ways in which parents can foster a positive feeding environment