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To just feed her pizza?

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DomesticBlisters · 11/09/2022 11:05

Does anyone else have a child who eats very very little?

Our daughter has just gone into year 1 and she doesn't eat. She's very thin and the list of foods she will tolerate just seems to be getting smaller and smaller.

It's not picky eating and she won't eat eventually if we give her food and say it's that or nothing. Believe me, we've tried. She has had meltdowns lasting hours about meals. Last night she went to bed after eating just a corn on the cob 😩

She has school dinners but she doesn't eat much of them. We've kept her on them in the hopes she will be encouraged by being around her friends while they eat. She usually just has some bread and carrot though. Except on roast dinner day when apparently she will eat although I can't get her to eat roast at home. I think she must like the cheap meat they do at school and as much as I've tried to recreate it at home I can't 😂

AIBU to give her a small pizza (one of her safe foods) every none school day for her main meal, along with a tiny bit of what everyone else is having so she's still being exposed to new foods and flavours and might try them.

I'd give her a corn on the cob and some raw carrot too because she will eat those.

Is a pizza that bad? I've had some people say it's unhealthy but if I was giving her a cheese and tomato sandwich that would be ok 🤷

On a school day she has a cold tea which is usually a peanut butter sandwich or a sausage roll, some carrot, grapes, some plain Greek yogurt and some ready salted crisps. The same every day.

I'm so exhausted from battling with food. 😭

To save the drip feed, she is on the waiting list to be assessed for Autism and ADHD

OP posts:

Mummysharkdoodoodoodoodoodoo · 04/10/2022 20:06

Can you make a healthy pizza? Maybe using wholewheat flour and fresh tomatoes, lots of veggies, some herbs and just a little good quality cheese?


DomesticBlisters · 04/10/2022 20:24


OP posts:

Augend23 · 04/10/2022 21:31

DomesticBlisters · 04/10/2022 19:42

I think just relaxing about food. She's had pizza every tea and she's not tried anything else and would only try this (butter chicken curry and rice) with the popadoms. It's a safe food her brother eats without complaining too which probably helped because nobody was saying it was disgusting.

She's still eating very little at school and this one meal is the only improvement but it's a step!

It's fantastic, you must be so pleased. I think with this the first step is often the hardest.

If it helps, I struggled an awful lot with food as a child and as an adult you wouldn't know that I struggled - my friends regard me as a real foodie.

My brother struggled even more than me, but as an adult his eating range must still have increased 5 fold from his most restrictive times and he eats enough to have a balanced diet - he has been able to go off to uni and although his diet is still non-standard his friends just accept it as a quirk, though he has learnt to like pizza over the course of university!


EveryFlightBeginsWithAFall · 04/10/2022 23:03

That's great op, keep doing what you are doing and hopefully you will continue to see progress like we did .

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