All of a child’s physical, cognitive, emotional and social skills combined with their physical, social, sensory and emotional environment makeup and contribute to how a child eats. Not static, changes from day to day to week to months and years as they grow. Parents can always make changes as long as they still have some influence in their child’s life. A child’s feeding history becomes a part of them that we can see in how they eat and approach food. .
Child’s eating generally corresponds to their age, skills and understanding about food
- Volume (child eats too much or too little)
- Variety (Doesn’t eat fruits, vegetables, or other major food group)
- Behavior (How or where they act during mealtime)