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Parents & Caregivers Level 2 – Happier Mealtimes for Picky Eaters

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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Common Reasons Why Children Won’t Eat

Posted on: January 23rd, 2022

A common myth in the world of Picky Eaters is that if the child is hungry enough, they will eat. Therefore, parents simply need to stop offering the child’s preferred food, and after missing a few meals, the child will be hungry enough to eat what you serve. We know that this is not true,…

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Readiness Cues at Different Ages

Posted on: January 4th, 2022

How will I know when my baby is ready for the next food texture? Introducing foods to your baby can be such a fun, exciting time. However, this is also a time of stress for many families, as there are many ideas about introducing foods (and lots of mom-shaming around your choices). Additionally, many families…

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Helping Infants Learn to Eat Well

Posted on: January 3rd, 2022

As your baby grows, your role and your baby’s role during meals change. Additionally, your baby will hopefully transition from a completely liquid diet to a table food diet in the first eighteen months of life. This process involves your baby learning many skills along the way. Because of these changes, our role as parents…

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Protein Packed Cookie Dough Dip

Posted on: December 9th, 2021

Who loves cookie dough? This is a popular recipe with some of our older Food Scientists when we are experimenting to find a way to make beans work better for them. Beans are a great source of protein, a food group many picky eaters struggle with. While we wouldn’t trick kids into thinking that this…

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Utilizing Appetizers to Introduce New Foods

Posted on: December 9th, 2021

Holidays can be rough on children with feeding difficulties, and every year around this time, we are thinking through ways to make the holiday food and gathering easier for your children. We have written articles (insert here) to help with the holidays but wanted to address some ways you can start getting your children ready…

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7 Strategies to Help Picky Eaters

Posted on: September 23rd, 2021

Meals are often a stressful time of the day in many families, and kids eat anywhere between 6-11 times a day depending on how old they are! By incorporating these tips below, you can work towards happier mealtimes. We recommend choosing the strategy that feels the easiest for you first, and getting comfortable with that…

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