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Founded by Valerie Gent, Let's Eat! Feeding Therapy is a Newcastle based Private Paediatric Feeding intervention service for babies and children from birth to adolescence.

Feeding difficulties in babies and children can be very stressful for parents as well as their child. The goal of Let's Eat! is to empower the family to be able to understand and respond to the feeding difficulties their child may present with. Treatment is clinic based but home and school visits can be arranged with an additional travel fee.

Valerie is passionate about feeding difficulties, she loves working with families in a practical and team focused way.

We look forward to working with you too!

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Love the wise words of Tara from Baby Guru Nutrition
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Let’s Eat- Feeding Therapy6 days ago
Day 5 of school lunchboxes

Planning.... When school starts, I often find that I’ve baked a few things and I am in a good rhythm. Fast forward 2 weeks and everything has fallen apart!

Fast forward 200 lunchboxes by the end of the year- I’m asking ... Do we have any fresh bread? Is that banana too ripe (ahem it’s dark brown) for school today? That’s what goes on in my house.

So if you’re like me, maybe you need a school lunchbox planner. It will ensure variety in your kids school lunchboxes and help with keeping the “calmness” in your house (with coffee in hand).

Head to our website, scroll down the bottom and subscribe. You will get a free lunchbox planner sent to your inbox and every monthly blog post that we publish will be emailed to you so you never miss out. I don’t write newsletters (who has time to read them!) so it will only be monthly blog posts emailed. Hooray for no email spam!


Have a wonderful weekend and see you next week
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Let’s Eat- Feeding Therapy6 days ago
Today marks exactly 1 year since I joined Val at Let’s Eat! and she knows just how much I love flowers!

What a wonderful year it has been. Thankyou to all of my lovely clients and families who I have met over the last 12 months. You all make coming to work so enjoyable. It’s been lovely to share your successes and work with you through the challenges.

Thankyou to Val - the best boss and mentor I could ask for.

I’ve loved being back in the clinic this week and can’t wait to see you all again in 2021

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Let’s Eat- Feeding Therapy7 days ago
Day 4 of school lunchboxes

What to pack in it?

Whenever I visit schools, I’m a bit stunned by the amounts of packets in rubbish bins. I know it’s convenient to buy mini bags of chips but it’s so much more cost effective and better for the environment if we pack servings of chips, biscuits etc in small lunchbox containers and invest in good quality storage containers that keep the remainder food fresh in our pantry. I know it’s a bit of extra time but truly these school bins are over flowing and the impact on our environment is huge.

As for main lunch, in our clinics, we remind parents that it doesn’t have to be a sandwich. It can be any food - teaching your kids to eat cold leftovers is a bonus.

The Root Cause have a great lunch box website with so many amazing resources. Their sticky chicken drumsticks is a winner in our house. Maybe play around with a few recipes at home with your kids before school starts?

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Let’s Eat- Feeding Therapy1 week ago
Day 3 of school lunchboxes

Hasn’t the beautiful weather this week reminded us how hot our summers can get?

My 3rd tip this week is freezer lunch bags for your lunchboxes. Take your lunchbox of choice and put it in a range of lunch freezer bags to see how they fit. You want enough room for the ice brick to fit (I love the slim line ice bricks from Kmart and Big W) and the zipper to still be easy for your little one to open. Better yet- get your child to open it at the shops to see if they can.

Of course, if you buy a bento box, a lot of them come with their own freezer bags and some even with built in ice bricks spaces in the bag lining (fancy!) but if you are like me and have a few different lunchboxes, you want to ensure your freezer lunch bag fits them all.

Don’t forget to make sure it fits in their bag with enough room for water bottles, hats and leave enough room for papers, books etc from school.

If you see the crazy lady walking through Big W with her ice brick and lunch boxes with bored kids in tow, checking different lunch bag sizes, don’t forget to 👋 hi to me 😉

Have a great ☀️ filled Wednesday!