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Professionals Level 2 – Progressing the Picky Eater

Surviving Halloween with a Picky Eater

Posted on: September 29th, 2022

What makes the Holidays so difficult for the Picky Eater (or Problem Feeder)? Holidays are about eating specific, traditional foods (some of which our children may not see at any other times of the year) Holidays are about sweets (which suppress appetite faster than any other food) Holidays are about lots of people (who our children may…

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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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Helping your Clients Make the Most of Short Lunch Times

Posted on: March 31st, 2022

Have you helped your families problem solve lunches at school? Do you know how long your client’s lunch period is? 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 only be 15-20…

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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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What is a Food Jag and Why is it a Problem?

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.” Some examples might include only drinking one flavor of Pediasure out of one particular cup, only wanting Kraft macaroni and cheese…

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