As we learned, food aversions are put into our bodies in order to help protect us from foods that may potentially harm us. This goes right along with taste aversions. This articles talks about how many children may have a food aversion but it is getting overlooked because children are normally picky eaters. Many parents may not recognize that if something was not appealing once to the child, they may deem it to be something that is harmful to them and have a food aversion. If the child is willing to eat a food every once in a while, but something they like better is presented as well, that is where picky eating comes in. In a food aversion, the child will not eat the food even if it is the only thing that is available to them. In the end, these problems may need to be checked out by a doctor if it affecting the child's overall nutrition.
Food Aversion vs Picking Eating