Children's Health: Impacts of Picky Eating

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Your child has a narrow list of accepted foods and it seems to get smaller all the time! Could he or she be a picky eater? If your child has eliminated foods from his diet or refuses to accept other tastes, textures, or temperatures outside the comfort zone, then this quiz may help you learn more about how to help. You may have concerns about your Selective eating may impact a child's growth and nutrition. In this quiz, you will discover the relationship of selective eating to other health concerns, like growth, separation anxiety, autism, or ADHD. Learn about therapeutic strategies, such as food chaining, for helping to introduce your child to a greater repertoire of accepted foods. Find out what a supertaster is and how much of the population is this kind of eater. If your child's picky eating is becoming a health concern, there are strategies to help them expand their tastes in order to grow and thrive. Occupational therapists and speech therapists work with children who experience sensory issues or functional challenges with eating, chewing, and swallowing. Sensory challenges include resistance to texture, appearance, temperature, and/or consistency. Pediatric occupational and speech therapy professionals can be invaluable members of the team when it comes to your child's health and well-being. As a parent or caregiver, it is important to follow your instincts when you have concerns about your child's health. Address your concerns with your child's pediatrician. Starting on a path of early intervention can help prevent larger children's health issues that may arise from years of chronic selective eating. Learn more about picky eating and its relationship to health by taking this quiz today!

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