Dehydrating Food: A Healthy New Snack

Dehydrating Food: A Healthy New Snack

A simple and fun way to try to introduce fruits and vegetables in a new way is to dehydrate them. In feeding therapy, we will often use dehydrated or freeze-dried fruits and vegetables. I have personally seen children accept food that way first...

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Chewlery

Chewlery

What is chewlery? Chewlery is a necklace or bracelet that provides sensory input to the mouth, lips and tongue. It is a safe, non-toxic, durable silicone sensory tool that has worked with children, teens, and adults with autism, ADHD, and sensory...

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How do I get my child to eat new foods?

How do I get my child to eat new foods?

As a feeding therapist I am often asked the same question by friends, family, and clients: “How do I get my child to eat new foods?” Although our approach in feeding therapy is individualized per client, the following advice can be used as a...

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“Vacation Meals with Picky Eaters”

“Vacation Meals with Picky Eaters”

Mealtimes during vacations can sometimes be stressful for both picky eaters and their parents.  The changes in mealtime routines, food choices and even environments can often times be overwhelming for a child with feeding difficulties.  Here are...

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“Bring Back Family Mealtime”

“Bring Back Family Mealtime”

In this day and age it may be difficult to get the whole family together for a family meal however, this task can be complete with just one parent and the child if everyone else is busy. Additionally, family mealtime is not restricted to...

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