Picky eating is something we as parents often accept as a normal childhood behavior, but for some kids, picky eating could be a sign that something else is going on. In this episode, I’m talking with Kelly Dorfman, M.S., L.D.N., a licensed clinical nutritionist and author of “Cure Your Child With Food.” Dorfman and I talk about whether picky eating can be a sign of underlying health conditions and how nutritional deficiencies, food intolerances, and anxiety can contribute to picky eating. We also talk about the symptoms parents should look for, where to turn for help, and how to encourage healthy eating habits at home, plus, simple, delicious food ideas.
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3:53 What are the most common challenges parents face when it comes to picky eating?
5:23 What role does anxiety play in picky eating?
6:30 What are common challenges parents have when feeding their kids?
8:28 Is picky eating developmentally appropriate and at what age should parents expect it to develop?
12:22 Is picky eating something we as parents should be concerned about?
13:26 What are signs that your kid is a picky eater?
16:19 Can picky eating be a sign of underlying health conditions?
19:40 What ways can picky eating affect mealtimes and family life?
22:39 When parents are trying to figure out picky eating and their feeding problems, what are the questions they should be asking?
25:27 What are nutritional deficiencies that could contribute to picky eating?
29:52 What are food intolerances and how can they contribute to picky eating?
32:13 How do parents go about investigating if their child has a food intolerance?
41:53 What are symptoms parents should look for that could interfere with a child’s ability to eat?
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