Feeding Difficulties at School

Feeding Difficulties at School

As a feeding therapist, I often hear that school-age children are not eating their lunches at school.  Parents and caregivers show frustration and concern as their children continue to bring home “untouched” lunchboxes.  Back to school can be an...

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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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