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Parents & Caregivers Level 1 – Steps to Successful Eating

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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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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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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Kitchen Tools We Love

Posted on: September 19th, 2021

There are many great kitchen tools that can help your picky eater learn about and explore new foods. Giving a child a tool can often be the difference between tears (or leaving the table or throwing food on the floor) and happily interacting with the new food. I would encourage you to go through your…

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Utensils We Love

Posted on: July 22nd, 2021

There are so many kids’ products on the market, and it is hard to know what is helpful and what isn’t. We have listed some of our favorite utensils for learning to eat below. Baby Spoons For baby’s first purees, look for spoons that are long and thin. They only need to hold a small…

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Pickles and Popsicles –  Fun with Summertime Food

Posted on: July 22nd, 2021

There are a few activities that spark interest at almost any age, especially in these summer months.  That is gardening and making something to freeze!  There is something so curious and intriguing about watching food grow and then watching it transform.  Some of the best learning about food happens in these natural, unforced environments.  It…

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