Milnutri™ Sure | Signs of a Picky Eater

As a devoted parent, it’s only natural that you feel anxious about your child’s developmental progress. Whether they’re improving academically or excelling in social activities, constant monitoring of your child at a young age can only benefit both you and them in the long run.

One of the areas of a parent’s concern for their child is their eating habits. When it comes to mealtime, almost every child has their own unique way of consuming food. Some children, however, might develop picky eating patterns.

What exactly does picky eating mean?

Picky eating is generally defined as an unwillingness to try new foods altogether, along with possessing strong food preferences and avoidance of some familiar food.1

While picky eating patterns might be tricky to spot at first, with your child usually behaving unpredictably in most of their actions, here’s a helpful infographic for mums everywhere to help them spot the young picky eaters in the family!

  1. Taylor, C. M., Steer, C. D., Hays, N. P., & Emmett, P. M. 2019. Growth and body composition in children who are picky eaters: a longitudinal view. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 73(6), 869-878.

Signs of a Picky Eater

Dislikes eating fruits or

Plays with food

Irregular mealtime

Eats in small quantities

No interest to try new or
different foods

Only consumes their
favourite food

*Please consult your healthcare professional for further confirmation.

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