As I was browsing the internet reading information on feeding, I came across something that irritated me yet didn’t surprise me at all. The idea is to trick our kids into eating healthy. For example, make chocolate chip cookies and put a vegetable puree in the batter to make it “healthy”. This is a problem [...]
If your mealtimes are anything but social and fun try some of these tips! I developed this list of mealtime do’s and don’ts so you can have enjoyable mealtimes. 1: Do turn off the TV and hang up the phone. Mealtimes should be happy and social times. Children should look forward to meals and not [...]
It is always important to constantly remind yourself to “pick your battles”. This saying relates to all areas of parenting and when working with children in therapy. However, feeding is an area where picking your battles really counts. This phrase pops into my mind on a daily basis these days while I sit across from [...]
Many parents struggle with picky eaters. How we handle this picky phase can make a difference in the future of our children’s eating and health. Some children have an innate disposition to being pickier and more neophobic (frightened of new food) than other children. This stage peaks at around eighteen months and typically subsides if [...]
Studies show that as many as 3 out of 10 children, and 8 out of 10 special needs children, have feeding disorders. These disorders can range from picky eaters including those that will only eat specific foods such as chicken nuggets or macaroni, to problem feeders that can’t eat at all by mouth.