- A picky eater is a child who will have a decreased range of foods but still eat quite a variety.
- Foods are eaten for a while and then lost due to ‘burn out’ and then often regained after a break from that food.
- Picky eaters are often able to tolerate new foods on their plates even if they won’t eat them but will be selective about what they choose to taste.
- A picky eater will most often eat at least one food from each of their food groups but will most likely favour one or two food groups over the others.
Picky eating is such a broad term and something that may mean different things for different people. So what actually is a picky eater?