Supporting fussy eating using a responsive feeding approach.
Getting feeding therapy for your child in this COVID-19 climate.
Today in our Let’s Eat Team meeting, Ashleigh and I talked about fussy eaters and mealtime stress. The phrase of “parents provide and children decide” is commonly used and forms the platform of how we work with families. This phrase was coined by Ellyn Satter in her Division of Responsibility. You can find more about […]
Here is my 6 step plan on how to serve it up and hopefully enjoy that family meal. We were all little once and as parents now, we serve up meals on what we know and often how we were served as children. This could be pre-plating and sitting on the couch/dinner table or Mediterranean […]
Crunch and sip (also called fruit break) is an Australian initiative across primary schools that encourages all children to stop for a quick 10 minute break in the morning to eat a fruit or vegetable. It can often be done during group time or roll call and even in the afternoon. If your child had […]
I had a conversation with a mum today about her child who has recently started watching you tube videos and songs about food and now says “this is a healthy food”. She understandably struggled with how to guide him with food from an emotional and nutritional perspective. This is a tough one in the parenting […]
Do you have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and fussy eating? Have you tried different therapy strategies with limited or no success? Here is the challenge – in order to get the best treatment in this area, we need to accurately assess the feeding difficulty. But what is it that we are actually […]
In our every fast paced life of to-do lists and devices, there are moments in my life and moments that I see that make my heart weep. 2 months ago, I raced past this family in a café on my way to the grocery shops. I saw the child playing with his train while his […]
Meal planning is a sanity saver especially when it comes to children with fussy eating and feeding difficulties. I often help families with meal planning (so that they can include both food that they eat and food that their kids will eat on the family table) and I thought I was pretty organised with my […]
Day in day out, I see children with feeding difficulties and fussy eating difficulties. As a Paediatric Feeding Speech Pathologist and Feeding therapist, there are some common themes with the fussy eating population. And I would like to share a very common one…. Parent says – “What would you like to eat for dinner tonight?” […]