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Parents & Caregivers Level 3 – Extra Support for the Problem Feeder

Higher Calorie Store Bought Purees

Posted on: April 10th, 2022

If you have a child that is able to eat purees but is having some difficulties with weight gain, we’ve created a list of some of the highest calorie purees out there. Did you know that some of the store-bought baby foods only have 45 calories in 4 ounces whereas others have over 100? That…

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Supporting Your Child’s Posture at a Restaurant

Posted on: April 1st, 2022

You have probably heard from your therapist (or read from us!) about adjusting your child’s chair to provide postural support. Getting kids in a good posturally stable position at mealtimes is so helpful. Why? It’s beneficial for a few different reasons. It helps children stay at the table longer, supports their breathing (the body’s first…

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Breakfast Ideas for a Super Start to School

Posted on: April 1st, 2022

Breakfast can be so hard for our picky eaters! We are trying to get dressed, teeth brushed, homework in the backpack, and get out of the door on time so we beat that morning traffic and get the kids to school on time. What to serve for breakfast may be the last thing on your…

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Making the Most of Short Lunch Times

Posted on: March 31st, 2022

Have you asked your school recently how long your child has to eat their lunch? You may be surprised. Lately, the trend has been to cut down on children’s lunchtimes to provide more time for instructional learning. The problem is that a child’s lunch period frequently may be only 20-25 minutes. So, what can we…

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Supporting Your Child at Family Gatherings

Posted on: March 18th, 2022

​Do you have a family member who is so not helpful when it comes to your child’s eating even though they mean the well? If so, this one is for you. We want to help give you strategies to help manage mealtimes with them because you are not alone! We know that Grandma does mean…

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How to Use the Recipe Section to Think About Food Differently

Posted on: March 17th, 2022

We understand the stress that comes along with figuring out what to feed your child, especially when you have a picky eater. We have families tell us all of the time that their child’s doctor keeps saying they need to eat more fruits and vegetables. Well, you already know that! That is obvious, but you…

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Peanut Butter Dough

Posted on: February 27th, 2022

For many picky eaters, getting enough protein in their diet can be challenging. Meat requires higher-level oral motor skills, resulting in many kids becoming reliant on dairy products (milk, yogurt, cheese) for the majority of their protein. Nuts and seeds offer an excellent addition to the diet, however, come with their own sensory challenges.  We…

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SOS Meal Planner

Posted on: February 9th, 2022

Planning meals for a family can be overwhelming for many families, and if you throw in a picky eater, it makes it even more difficult. Our goal is to help you incorporate the SOS Mealtime Strategies into a practical, helpful planning tool to help take the stress out of figuring out what to serve for…

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Managing Food Jags

Posted on: January 24th, 2022

What are Food Jags? Some children, especially those with feeding difficulties, prefer to eat the same food prepared the same way every day or at every meal. This is known as a “Food Jag”. The main problem with food jags is that children will eventually get bored or burned out on these preferred foods. Once…

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