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Picky Eaters

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Picky eaters are children who only like a few types of food and may not want to try new ones. This can cause them to miss out on important nutrients that are needed for their health and growth. Nutrition for picky eaters helps make sure they get all the vitamins and minerals they need. The nutritional program uses positive ways to help kids feel more comfortable trying new foods and expanding their food choices. The goal is to create meal plans that suit the child’s tastes and give them a variety of nutritious foods in a fun and enjoyable way.

At myPediaclinic, we understand that dealing with picky eaters can be challenging for parents and caregivers. If you have a child who is selective about their food choices and struggles to try new foods, our specialized Nutrition for Picky Eaters program is here to help.

Why Choose our Nutrition Program for Picky Eaters?

Understanding Picky Eating: 

Our experienced Pediatric Nutritionists know that picky eating is a common phase in a child’s development. We approach picky eating with patience and expertise, understanding that it may be due to sensory sensitivities, aversions, or simply a developmental stage.

Personalized Meal Plans: 

We create personalized meal plans tailored to your child’s tastes, preferences, and nutritional needs. Our goal is to introduce a variety of nutritious foods in a way that is appealing and enjoyable for your picky eater.

Expanding Food Choices: 

We use positive and supportive strategies to gently encourage your child to try new foods and expand their food choices. Our team focuses on making mealtimes stress-free and enjoyable for the whole family.

Addressing Nutritional Gaps: 

Picky eaters may miss out on essential nutrients due to their limited food choices. Our Nutritionists ensure that the meal plans include all the necessary vitamins, minerals, and nutrients for your child’s healthy growth and development.

Parental Support and Guidance: 

We believe that parents and caregivers play a vital role in helping their picky eaters develop healthier eating habits. Our Pediatricians and Nutritionists provide support and practical tips to help you create a positive eating environment at home.

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How To Know If Your
Child Is Facing Tongue-Tie
Or Lip-Tie Problem?

Having a tongue-tie problem can cause trouble in eating, speaking, and swallowing food or drinks. You should look for the following signs to identify if your child is facing the issue.

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Look for a V-shaped notch at the tip of your child's tongue

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If your child's tongue is not able to move freely.

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Check for speech problems or trouble in enunciating sounds such as d, t, r, l, n, s, and z.

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If your newborn is facing trouble in latching, sucking, or breastfeeding.

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Check if your child's weight or growth is constantly decreasing.

Our Nutritional Care Approach

Comprehensive Assessment: 

We start by understanding your child’s eating habits, food preferences, and any underlying concerns related to picky eating.

Customized Meal Plans: 

Based on the assessment, our Nutritionists design customized meal plans for picky eating children that include a variety of foods, introducing new options gradually.

Fun and Interactive Sessions: 

We engage your child in fun and interactive sessions to make the experience of trying new foods enjoyable.

Behavioral Strategies: 

For children with strong aversions or sensory challenges, we implement gentle behavioral strategies to help them become more comfortable with new foods.

Follow-up and Support: 

We provide ongoing follow-up and support to track your child’s progress and make necessary adjustments to the meal plans as needed.

If you are looking for expert guidance and support for your picky eater, myPediaclinic’s Nutritionists are here to make mealtimes more enjoyable and nutritious for your child. Contact us today to book an appointment and start your child’s journey towards developing healthier eating habits.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes, it's common for children, especially toddlers, and preschoolers, to go through a picky eating phase. They might have specific foods they like and avoid trying new ones as they explore their tastes and become more independent.

You might notice signs like your child being very choosy about what they eat, refusing to try new or different foods, and not liking certain textures or flavors. If their eating habits worry you and affect their nutrition, they could be considered a picky eater.

You can use patience and positive reinforcement to encourage them. Involving your child in food preparation, making mealtimes enjoyable, and offering small portions of new foods alongside their favorites can make a difference.

If your child's picky eating starts to affect their growth, development, or overall well-being, it might be time to seek professional help. Our Pediatrician & Dietitian can offer guidance and support to manage picky eating and ensure your child gets the right nutrition.

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TESTIMONIALS

Patients Love Us

Aria

Very happy to work with Dr Yasmeen the Nutritionist to correct my 2y old son’s food behavior and to increase his calorie intake in order to gain weight (he was born premature with low weight and he is a picky eater). I learned a lot from Dr Yasmeen on calorie dense food and how to include them in everyday food in fun ways. Her advice and guidance helps us a lot in the short term and will definitely continue to follow them for long term results.

Zainab

I was concerned that my son's weight kept increasing and he was being very picky with his food. I decided to check with a professional, and I believe Nutritionist Miss Yasmine was a great choice. The clinic is very nice, they are very welcoming and friendly to the children and parents. Dr. Yasmine listened to all my concerns and she gave me a meal plan and a few tips on how to introduce more variety in my son's meals without compromising on taste or interfear with his growth. Thank you.

Abir

I had a very pleasant experience at myPediaclinic. I met Dr Yasmin Haddad, the Nutritionist, and she was of tremendous help and support with my little daughter’s SEVERE food aversion. She has a very helpful personality and provided us with great tips and recipes along our journey and was always persistent in her approach. My daughter has shown amazing progress since then.

Rima Frey

My baby has been suffering from poor feeding and lack of proper nutrition. I recently visited my pedia clinic and they truly supported us with everything! They are very professional and dedicated to supporting parents. They made our entire experience stress free! We did both lip and tongue tie procedure with DR. Medhat and he was excellent! We also visited the nutritionist Dr Ahed that really helped us in introducing solids and shared very valuable insights. She’s been supportive and responsive to all our needs!! Highly recommend this clinic.

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