I love all food and am not fussy with any texture or taste…mostly anyway! But OT’s at The Potential Ability Group work with clients who only eat certain foods and are scared to try new foods, which goes beyond being picky eaters. It can effects a family’ whole life- as eating is as close to breathing on the survival scale!!
Why is it such a problem?
Eating isn’t all about getting food into your belly- there are complex bodily processes occurring to make it happen. There is also lots of sensory aspects to food- how the food looks, feels, smells, tastes and even what sounds it makes in the mouth when it’s eaten.