Are your mealtimes stressful? Does your child refuse to eat? Are you concerned about their nutrition? We can help!

The NHS Western Isles Happy Meals team runs information sessions for parents of children of any age who are fussy eaters.

The sessions are led by a Dietitian, Occupational Therapist and Speech and Language Therapist and are available to residents of the Western Isles. The health professionals’ different backgrounds are complemented by a shared knowledge of feeding, and allow you the unique opportunity to benefit from their expertise in an informal setting.

NHS Western Isles Occupational Therapist, Careen Laird, explains: “Fussy eating is a common problem for parents and we want to provide some ideas for parents to try at home to stop mealtimes turning into battles. Anyone who has concerns relating to their child’s fussy eating can attend.”

Some of the feedback received from parents who have attended our previous sessions includes:

“It was good to be given ideas of things to try at home with my child.”

“I felt really reassured that my child’s eating isn’t as bad as I thought.”

“It was good to know I’m not the only parent that struggles with this.”

The Happy Meals team has already run sessions in Stornoway, Balivanich and Castlebay.

Following feedback from those who attended these sessions, the team has agreed to trial a live on-line presentation that you can attend from the comfort of your own home.

This session will take place on Tuesday 10 March from 10am-11.30am.

To book your place and get the link to attend please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday 28 February.