Need some feedback RD's. I recently had an outpt appt with father & son where son is Vegetarian (will eat only pepperoni pizza in diet). I really didn't want to say "hide blended veggies in foods" while son was present. Father states he was given a bottle recently and now does not want to consume foods. Will get Ensure 2x/day (morning/evening).
My question is - is this a texture sensory issue? or food jag?
Will eat PB&J, chips and fruit everyday at school, also chicken nuggets from McD's. No ground hamburger, regular chicken, no pork chops, etc.
I encouraged dad to purchase nuggets from grocery store or better yet, make your own by cutting chicken in small pieces and bread them and bake.
We have another appointment 2/7/18 without child, so I can get more depth as to why the child is not able to consume other meats. Goals that were given at this appointment: turn TV off and sit a dinner table for meal & try 1 meat item
Side note parents are recently divorcing and father has full custody of child.
Any insight or suggestions are truly appreciated as this is not an area I am well versed in.