Food Issues with Adopted Children

Food issues are common among adopted children, especially those who have a history of neglect or spent time in an orphanage.  How can parents help their child learn to have a healthy relationship with food?  Join our guest Dr. Katja Rowell, the Feeding Doctor and author of the new book Love Me, Feed Me, to talk about some of the common food issues adoptive parents face: hoarding, gorging, pickiness, not eating, etc.

Hit the Highlights
  • What are the most common feeding or food issues parents face with adopted children?
  • What is the best way to handle a child that is hoarding and hiding food?
  • If a child has failed feeding therapy, what should a parent do?
  • What are the signs of food insecurity?
  • What events in the adopted child’s background might lead to food insecurity and anxiety surrounding food?
  • What is the proper role of snacks?
  • What are the best snacks to provide for children?
  • Can catch-up growth lead to a child becoming overweight?
  • How can parents handle eating issues when a newly adopted child first comes home?
  • How best for a parent to deal with a child that hides food?
  • What is the division of food responsibilities between a parent and a child?
  • Does the “Three Bite Rule” or “One Bite Before No Thank you Rule” usually work?
  • What are the signs of an oral/motor skill problems that may result in feeding issues?
  • What are normal eating patterns for children?
  • How to find a feeding therapist for your adopted child?
  • How should parents deal with a picky eater? With an extremely picky eater that is severely limited in what he will eat?

Don’t miss an episode. Be sure to subscribe.

Leave us a rating or review.

Image Credit: rwkvisual