Issues related to food are not uncommon in adopted and foster children for a variety of reasons. Adopted and foster children may have experienced food insecurity. They may not have known when or where their next meal is coming from. They may have experienced food being used as the only way to express love or to apologize for poor parenting or neglect. They may have only had access to “junk” food. Even babies may have feeding issues, especially if they have been exposed to drug or alcohol in utero.
Adoptive and foster parents need a plan to help their children overcome food issues.
Creating a Family has many resources on food issues with adopted children. A few we think you will find particularly helpful are:
- Tips For Handling Picky Eaters When Fostering or Adopting (guest article)
- Raising a Picky Eater without Resorting to Bribery or Murder (article)
- Picky Eating and Other Food Issues (1 hr. podcast w/ expert)
- Feeding Issues and Nutrition in Adoption (1 hr. podcast w/ experts)
Many more Creating a Family interviews with experts, blogs, and fact sheets on issues related to food or feeding can be found at the icons below.