Raising Adventurous Eaters: Practical Ways To Overcome Picky Eating and Food Sensory Sensitivities

New Harbinger. Dec. 2022. 200p. ISBN 9781684039524. pap. $18.95. CHILD REARING
Mealtime is often a battleground in which parents may feel they are losing ground. Limited food choices, picky eaters, nutrition, and sensory processing issues create a complicated landscape. A mental health professional with a sensory processing disorder specialty, Dato advocates using a sensory-based approach to exploring food. For example, allowing children to become sous chefs involved in the process of preparing meals, utilizing plating effectively, minimizing distractions, and most of all, making mealtime fun, the parent can create an environment designed to expose the child to new foods. Kids with auditory sensitivities and digestive issues are also given space in this work. This book is exhaustive in length and breadth, but its many practical suggestions are worth it. Dining out, holidays, and school sections are incorporated, and the author supplies links to online worksheets to increase the resources available to parents.
VERDICT A must for families who struggle with mealtime.
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