What is a Feeding Group?

TEAM 4 Kids is excited to offer feeding groups which are designed to increase your child’s exposure to a variety of novel food in a peer setting. Each month, our feeding group food lists follow a food theme to assist with familiarizing your child with a variety of food. Some of our food themed months include breakfast food, sandwiches, Mexican food, and Thanksgiving food. Each food on the list is paired together by color, shape, temperature, or food type. Your child will be walked through the steps of touching, smelling, licking, and biting each novel food. Our feeding groups are separated into varying times and days based on their age and ability level.

Who benefits from Feeding Groups?

Feeding groups are beneficial for children who have a limited amount of food in their diet and are open to the idea of interacting with a variety of food in a peer setting. Children in the group have the ability to follow simple directions and are able to separate from their parents/caregivers to attend the group.

What activities do you do in this group?

During our feeding groups, TEAM 4 Kids provides 10 different foods that may include fruits, vegetables, proteins, and a drink that fit into the monthly food theme. Your child will be introduced to each food by talking about how it feels, looks, and smells while walking your child through the steps of touching, smelling, licking, and tasting the novel food presented.

When are the feeding groups offered?

Our feeding groups are offered at our Surprise and Peoria locations! In Surprise, our feeding groups are on Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 am (2-4 years old), Friday from 9:45-10:45 am (4-8 years old), and Friday from 4:00-5:00 pm (advanced feeding group). In Peoria, our feeding groups are on Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 pm (4-8 years old) and Friday 10:30-11:30 am (2-4 years old).