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Fussy Eaters on Holiday

Last updated 3rd January 2017

Fiona Faulkner has tips on healthy eating for kids on holiday.

It’s no secret that kids tend to be a bit on the picky side when it comes to eating. What are some tips about how to handle it when travelling?


It’s not so much where you eat but how. Allow your child to ‘share’ off your plate, or let them order two starters rather than a main. Try a vegetable soup first (with crusty bread to dip in) or simply a few raw vegetable crudités. Kids live off pasta. A good hotel shouldn’t mind a request to purée some veg into the sauce. Ask hotels to email you menus — so you can familiarise your kids with them before you go on holiday.

– Fiona Faulkner
Children’s food expert