Dulwich Oaks Montessori Nursery School
22 Dulwich Wood Park, Dulwich, London, SE19 1HL
Tel.: 020 8761 6555 Office: 07795322688 Email: email@example.com
Open 7.45am-6pm Monday to Friday, 51 weeks
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At Dulwich Oaks Montessori Nursery, we encourage children to try different food and offer healthy meals and snacks. Children often go through phases of refusing to eat particular foods. This can be a worrying and upsetting time for parents, and it is therefore reassuring to know that fussy eating is very common and if the correct techniques are used, and may only last a few weeks.
A healthy child rarely causes themselves any long-term problems if they don’t eat enough for a short while. If the problem persists or your child is not growing well, seek advice from a healthcare professional.
We promote healthy eating and do not fuss if a child refuses to eat but we do try to encourage, children will always be offered their dessert but only a small portion, unless parents specify they don’t want their child to have dessert if they haven’t eaten their main course. We do not offer alternatives as we feel that the children are offered enough healthy food during their day with us and soon get into the habit of trying new foods. If your child is having a hot meal supplied by us we will discuss a possibility of you supplying a packed lunch instead so that your child eats more familiar food.
Fussy eating in children can be for the following reasons:
• Showing a sign of independence
• Demand for attention
• Children can learn from a young age that refusing food is very upsetting for parents, and therefore use food refusal to influence the household
• After an illness or infection
Children are all different!
The following suggestions might help to relieve some of the stress and tension at mealtimes and reduce fussy eating:
What you should do:
What you shouldn’t do: