Fussy Eaters - an action plan

Fussy Eaters - an action plan

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NDR-UK Ref No: 9407
Publication Format: A5 leaflet
Classification: PiL  
Pack size: 10
Publication date: 01/15
Next Review: 01/18

A planned approach to help manage persistant fussy eating in the under 5's.

Classification: PiL (Patient Information Leaflet)

Enforcement of healthy eating messages for self-management - advice is easily understood requiring no additional explanation.

To support

  • Weaning, including through milk intolerance
  • Healthy eating for children Aged 1 - 12
  • Weight gain for children who may struggle to eat enough
  • Establishing eating patterns for children with eating difficulties

Problems with eating

  • Know why eating difficulties arise and have practical strategies to tackle these and build a regular eating pattern

Healthy eating

  • Know the health benefits of healthy eating
  • Understand how to choose a balanced diet
  • Recognise the importance of establishing regular eating patterns
  • Be able to address nutritional issues e.g. constipation, and know when/where to get further help
  • Be aware of strategies to use to encourage weight gain/loss
  • Be aware of benefits of being a healthy weight
  • Know practical steps to have healthy meals/snacks
  • Be aware of the value of exercise and strategies to achieve guideline amounts
  • Be aware of triggers to seek professional advice
  • Be aware of reasons for poor growth/weight
  • Know how to make meals and snacks more nourishing and how to adapt 5 food groups to increase energy
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  • Bravard C, Franco D, Sanchez Bernal S. Food refusal in children under age three years. Pediatr Res. 2010;67(4):449-449.
  • Bristow K, Capewell S, Abba K, Goodall M, Lloyd-Williams F. Healthy eating in early years settings: A review of current national to local guidance for North West England. Public Health Nutr. 2011;14(6):1008-1016.
  • Bruns DA, Thompson SD. Feeding challenges in young children toward a best practices model. Infants and Young Children. 2010;23(2):93-102.
  • Bryant-Waugh R, Markham L, Kreipe RE, Walsh BT. Feeding and eating disorders in childhood. Int J Eat Disord. 2010;43(2):98-111.
  • Cooke LJ, Chambers LC, Anez EV, Wardle J. Facilitating or undermining? the effect of reward on food acceptance. A narrative review. Appetite. 2011;57(2):493-497.
  • Dietary Reference Values for Food Energy and Nutrients for the United Kingdom. Report on Health and Social Subjects No. 41. HMSO, London Department of Health (1991)
  • Crawley Helen (Caroline Walker Trust)
  • Eating Well for under 5s in child care
    Practical and nutritional guidelines 2006
  • Gal E, Hardal-Nasser R, Engel-Yeger B. The relationship between the severity of eating problems and intellectual developmental deficit level. Res Dev Disabil. 2011;32(5):1464-1469.
  • Mennella JA, Ventura AK. Understanding the basic biology underlying the flavor world of children. Current Zoology. 2010;56(6):834-841.
  • Seiverling LJ, Hendy HM, Williams KE. Child and parent variables associated with texture problems in children's feeding. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities. 2011;23(4):303-311.
  • The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) 2011 Energy Requirements
  • Vereijken CMJL, Weenen H, Hetherington MM. Feeding infants and young children. from guidelines to practice-conclusions and future directions. Appetite. 2011;57(3):839-843.
  • Williams KE, Field DG, Seiverling L. Food refusal in children: A review of the literature. Res Dev Disabil. 2010;31(3):625-633.
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  • Classification: PiL
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Price per pack

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