WA HEALTH GROUP FOOD SCHOOL-Fussy Eating in Kids tackled with the SOS approach

Updated: Jul 8, 2021

The term ‘fussy eating’ has been around for a long while. What exactly is fussy eating? A child who does not want to eat a variety of foods offered? A child who throws a tantrum at meal times? Or.. A child who just is unable to progress along the usual stages of oral-motor sensory steps to eating? Or a combination of all?


  • Children ages 12 mths and up

And ONE or MORE of these..

  • Ongoing poor weight gain (Failure to thrive/ dipped 2 major centiles on growth chart)

  • Inability to transit to baby food purees by 10 mths old

  • Inability to accept solid table foods by 12 mths old

  • Inability to drink from an open cup by 16mths of age

  • Still on baby food purees by 16mths

  • Aversion or avoidance of all foods in specific texture or nutrition group