Food Neophobia is honestly something I have never heard of which is why I chose to write my last post about this. Food Neophobia is the tendency to avoid novel foods and to prefer familiar foods. This means that you will most likely avoid a food that you have never heard of before or tried, and instead go after a food that you have heard of and have eaten before. For example, I personally do that. If it is something I have never heard of or eaten before it is a very big chance that I will not eat it because I'm scared I won't like it or it will make me sick. I currently work at LightBridge Academy in the classroom with toddler who are between the age of 2 and 2 and a half. I have seen so many parents send in a new piece of food that the child has never seen or eaten before and they will refuse to eat it.