Just when you thought you knew what your toddler likes to eat they take matters into their own hands - refusing their fave meals or being too busy running about to want to sit at the table. We’ve pulled together our top tips, tasty advice & ideas to help.

  • Little one’s tastes change so keep offering new foods.
  • Prepare your little one for what’s to come on their plate.
  • Be patient and leave plenty of times for meals.
  • Don’t force them to eat something they don’t like.
  • Give lots of praise for eating, even if it is just a little bit.
  • Don’t give up! Remember it can take 10-15 tries, so keep trying.


Put the fun into experimenting with food to help little ones love fruit and veg!

Learning about food

Try growing some food at home or encourage your little one to help wash veggies or peel a banana. Exploring food without eating it will take the pressure off and they can discover fruit and veggies for themselves.

Pop to the shop

Next time you’re at the supermarket, spend time in the fresh section allowing your little one to touch and ask questions. Get them to choose a new fruit or veg to take home, explore and experiment with.

Getting hands on

Cut up grapes, grapefruits and have fun looking at what they’re like inside. Activities like these that get your little one to touch new foods is a fun distraction and helps reduce their anxiety of new textures.

Cook together

Keep it simple with your little chef, choose recipes where they can get involved.