7. Moving Away from Safety Foods

Moving away from safety foods

Safety foods are an important crutch for picky eaters. Caregivers know they will be eaten, and the child knows exactly what to expect—they are familiar, consistent, and not scary. But, it’s easy for picky eaters to fill their belly with safety foods, leaving no hunger motivation to taste anything else.

Part of our virtual course on reversing picky eating, this video dives into strategies for how to decrease safety foods offered over time and broaden the number of foods your child is willing to explore.

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