Health & Wellness, Issue 6

The word ‘fussy’ in the Oxford dictionary is defined as; (adj) “fastidious about one’s needs or requirements; hard to please.” Around the world, millions of people are branded as ‘fussy eaters’ and we seldom delve deeper into the root of the problem. In particular, when it comes to children, we generally accept that some kids love their food and others are fussy. We learn different methods of persuading our children into eating, some methods take a
lot of preparation time that parents don’t necessarily have, but there is not a lot about how to understand the challenge that your child might be facing with certain foods. Dr Gill Hart, a Biochemist York Test Laboratories, a food intolerance testing firm, claims parents should not automatically assume their kids are picky eaters, but rather find out why they are fighting to avoid those foods. The same is true for adults.