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Fussy Eater Solutions

Fussy Eater Solutions

Marie-France is a Dietitian-Nutritionist and Counsellor originally from France. She is married to an Aussie and has lived in Australia for almost 20 years. She has 3 children, all in their late teens- early twenties.

She is the founder and CEO of Fussy Eater Solutions and offers a range of online and in-home programs to support fussy eaters and their families.

Her first encounter with extreme fussy eating happened in Australia. Some of her nephews were struggling to accept some foods, to the point of vomiting. She has compassion for families going through the heartache and anxiety that fussy eating causes to children and their parents.

Marie-France believes that mothers in particular are often not getting the support they need when faced with feeding difficulties. In her work she uses her counselling skills as much as her nutrition skills to help families (re)gain the joy of eating.

As a home economist and a “wholefoodie” she shares numerous family recipes via instagram.

She co-hosts mums supported, a free Facebook group, which is focused on raising confident eaters and great sleepers. She writes blogs on fussy eating, self-regulation and more.

To find out more about her programs and blog check out her website.



Feeding Baby Nightmare, Is it Doing You Harm?

Your baby is 6 months old, and you are excited to introduce solids. Within days however you become concerned, you child is not showing much interest. Your friends’ babies appear excited about feeding. You gather yourself, give it more time,… Continue Reading >

Are Pre-plated Meals Failing Your Fussy Eater?

“I put such healthy options on his plate, like peas and carrots! By now he has had a great deal of exposure but still will not eat them, it is so disheartening!”, Carol said to me. “All he does is… Continue Reading >

Lunch Boxes for Fussy Eaters, why bother!

Does it matter if they do not eat what is in their lunch box? Is variety really that important? Let’s face it, preparing school lunch for your fussy eater is not one of the joys of parenting. In fact, the… Continue Reading >

Dealing with Anxiety and Extreme Fussy Eating in Children

At dinner, my child refuses to come to the table. She has massive meltdowns if the food is not familiar to her! She will scream that the food is yuck, and that she is not eating it”. “At bedtime she… Continue Reading >

Playtime with Food to Help your Fussy Eater

Playtime with food may help your fussy eater according to a range of studies*. Understanding food from a sensory perspective has been shown to reduce the fear of new foods in children. Around the world scientists, educators and feeding professionals… Continue Reading >

Joyful Feeding Resilience: Navigating Milestones at 6 Months

As your little one reaches the exciting age of 6 months, the journey of parenting takes a new turn filled with both joyous moments and unexpected challenges, especially when it comes to introducing solids. In this blog post, we will… Continue Reading >

5 benefits of serving family style meals

“If I do not put the food on my child’s plate he will never eat it” parents often tell me. Are you worried that your child will not even look at the food or attempt to eat it if it… Continue Reading >

My Child is a Stubborn Fussy Eater, Help!

“My child is a stubborn fussy eater”, is a comment I hear all the time in my work as a fussy eater specialist. Stubbornness is a fascinating personality trait that may deliver long-term benefits[i], but in the meantime, parents are… Continue Reading >

5 Common misinterpretations of kids’ mealtime behaviour.

Can you tell what their facial expressions and gestures mean?   I recently went to a conference on “parenting for resilience”  given by Professor Louise Newman, Director of the Centre for Women’s Mental Health at the Royal Women’s Hospital. One… Continue Reading >

Teaming Up to Support Your Fussy Eater? A family Dilemma

Angela said “I am ready to take a leap of faith and trust the Division of Responsibility (DoR), but my husband disagrees. When he incentivises our extreme fussy eater to eat, he is reassured that important foods are eaten. He… Continue Reading >

5 Tips to Feeding Fussy Eaters at Christmas

It can be challenging to feed fussy eaters at family gatherings. Comments from well-intentioned family members may trigger your anxiety and stress: “is Chloe still on crackers?” If you are thinking about how to tackle this festive season for the… Continue Reading >

Freaky clean parent, fussy eater child?

“I did not like mess so I stopped him from feeding himself, is this a problem, is this why he is such a fussy eater, asked Rebecca? Take a deep breath. It is unlikely that this is turning your child… Continue Reading >

My child eats well at childcare, but won’t eat at home.

She eats everything at childcare and hardly anything at home. This makes me feel like a terrible mum, Hanna told me! I cook everything from scratch and it all goes to waste, then at childcare I hear she ate curry!… Continue Reading >

My Fussy Eater reduces me to tears

Reduce the difficulties you face with your fussy eating child. Every now and then, it dawns on me how the lives of parents of fussy eaters are negatively affected. Parents struggle, they are often overwhelmed.  A few days ago I… Continue Reading >

Fussy Eater Meal Planning 

Fussy eater meal planning can be complicated. If children dictate what food you serve, their difficulties around food will not go away. It’s OK to plan and alternate preferred meals with meals that provide good food exposure and some challenges…. Continue Reading >

The Five S’s of a Successful Introduction to Solids for Baby!

Are you excited to introduce solids to your baby? Have you been watching videos or done some reading? Perhaps you have decided to do “baby-led weaning”, perhaps you are keen to use purees. There isn’t a wrong way or a… Continue Reading >

“If you don’t eat your meat…

…You can’t have any pudding!” This famous line  would have some kids throw a brick in the wall of dinner time! Some parents struggle too: “Dinners are hell in my family. My husband and I disagree on how to handle… Continue Reading >

5 One-pot Dishes to Boost the Immune System!

Covid-19 is public enemy number 1 at the moment and following advice from Health Gov and AMA is the sensible thing to do. Hygiene and social distancing are effective action we can all take right now. Yes but can I boost my… Continue Reading >

Stop Fussy Eating Driving You to the Edge of Reason

If you have a fussy eater there is no doubt you have looked for ways to alleviate the burden that mealtime represents. What if you could find that perfect recipe? Something that would get the nutrition right and that your… Continue Reading >

My 2 secret ingredients for successful family dinners 

You are not going to believe this is not about food at all! But if you saw this video of parents pretending to serve dinner to their children as if in a restaurant, you felt it, the love and the connection… Continue Reading >

The peas That Freaked out the Kids! 15 Practical tips to alleviate Anxiety at dinner.

The family is at the table, dinner is served and only Anxiety is being Fed!  “Oh don’t be ridiculous, it’s only peas!”. Now dad is getting tired, “just eat your food, it is not going to kill you”. “Come on just… Continue Reading >

De-Stress Feeding a Child on the Spectrum

“We must be the worst you have seen when it comes to how our children behave around food!” is one comment I hear all the time from parents of autistic fussy eaters. It saddens me to hear parents voice such… Continue Reading >

I cannot stand eating with my children 

What you can and cannot control at the dinner table Is dinner stressing you? Perhaps you even dread it! You may remember a time when dinner was bliss. After a day at work, you would catch up with friends or… Continue Reading >

Do’s and don’t for the grandparents of Fussy Eaters

Hands up if you think feeding grandchildren is a bit of a minefield! Do you agree with your daughter-in-law’s choice of foods? Are you happy to be told what to serve? Believe it or not, parents also can find it… Continue Reading >

Why do we feed kids non stop?

Why do we feed kids non stop? Whilst on holiday in the magnificent Far North Queensland I took my children and their cousin out for a morning of spear fishing. Under the guidance of Nic and Brandon from Kuku Yalangi… Continue Reading >

Save your Feeding Relationship with your Kids

“Mum keeps telling me to watch my weight event though I am 35 years old. I have 2 children at primary school”, Cath (not her real name) told me. “Mum loves to tell me what that I do wrong with… Continue Reading >

Don’t frighten your kids into eating

You may have seen this viral video or this one recently! Did you know it is part of a trend in the US? It is the latest technique some parents have come up with to make kids eat. Professionals and… Continue Reading >

Feeding kids in front on an Ipad?  5 reasons why connection matters.

The connection I am talking about is of course human!  Have you seen the video?  When I watch it I get agitated! OK, it’s cute, I love the music and dad seems like a cool dude. However, everything else I see… Continue Reading >

Are French kids better, healthier eaters?

My cousin Angélique often complains about her daughter being an extreme fussy eater. I wish I could help, but working with family is a no-go zone. Anyway I am telling you this so you know that in France kids are… Continue Reading >

International No-Diet Day: YOU come first!

On a plane, we are required to fit our oxygen masks before taking care of our children. This is because we can only help our children if we help ourselves first. Similarly, we can’t expect them to have a positive… Continue Reading >

3 best ways to boost your child’s immune system!

The kids have been back at school for a couple of months and you probably have had it already with colds and gastros, and all the winter bugs are looming. What if you could kick-start your child’s immune system, I… Continue Reading >

How to cope with hurtful comments about your fussy eater!

“Just starve them”, said the Facebook post. “Stop feeding your kid rubbish”, said the pre-school mum. “Just hide vegetables, said your girlfriend!” “Your child’s lunch box is unhealthy”, said the teacher. “He should be bigger”, says your mother.   If… Continue Reading >

“My partner does not eat his greens, is he going to be a bad role model to your child?” A shared feeding journey.

New mum Karen recently asked this question in my Facebook group: “My son is 12 months old and is a good eater. What can I do to continue this into his adult life, if my husband won’t even eat his… Continue Reading >

Tackle 3 Stresses of Dinnertime!

“It is not just that my kids are fussy when it comes to dinner, I find myself totally overwhelmed. I am stressed out thinking about getting that meal on the table, I am worried about the kids not eating anything…. Continue Reading >

My Child Eats Sweets in Hiding. What can I do?

Trish has a 10-year-old child, who is a fussy eater with a sweet tooth. “The other day I walked in the lounge and found P. behind the door, demolishing a pot of  ‘chocolate spread’. I was so upset; I lost it then… Continue Reading >

Feeding a Child is full of challenges: Get the Support that is Right for You

I remember that first month of breastfeeding my first baby as being incredibly challenging both emotionally and physically. No-one had warned me about this. As much as prenatal classes are interesting, supportive and prepare you for birth, once the baby is born, there… Continue Reading >



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