Toddlers

Eating behaviour

1 – 3 years

Toddlers:

  • Can begin to develop strong food likes and dislikes which frequently change!!
  • Show increasing independence by wanting to self feed.
  • Show anxiety in tasting new foods and textures.
  • They may want to “graze” instead of sitting down to eat 3 daily meals.
  • Food refusal can be attention-seeking behaviour.