Researchers in NYU Langone’s Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry have developed a new app called When to Wonder: Picky Eating, designed to help you better understand your child’s picky eating while helping them study the food preferences and emotions of kids across the country.
The app includes activities for children and parents; as you complete the games and activities, the app gives you simple tips and ideas to support your child’s eating. The researchers are working to answer an elusive question when it comes to picky eating: What’s normal? Unlike some studies that rely on parent reports of what their kids like to eat, this research gets information directly from children.
“We’re looking for ways that parents and children can engage with each other and learn from each other,” says Helen L. Egger, MD, department chair, director of the Child Study Center, and founder and co-director of the WonderLab at NYU Langone. “We want to give you information about your child to increase your understanding.”
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