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Sensory food aversion is a condition whereby certain food appearances, textures or odours cause a child to refuse to eat that particular food. Extreme sensory food aversion that causes anxiety, upset, nauseous feelings or even vomiting is a serious condition which can affect a person’s life-long relationship with food. This advice sheet offers guidance on how to increase the variety and volume of food consumption for your child, and offers useful strategies to help reduce anxiety, aversion and negative behaviours associated with food and meal times.