Explorations in Eating CD, Calendar and Journal Set

$49.95 (Per CD, Calendar & Journal Set)

At Last… A Fun, Easy Way to Get Your Problem Feeder to Try (and Like!) New Foods.

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The Information And Resources You Need to Understand Feeding Problems and Expand Your Child’s Food Preferences

If your child is a picky eater or has feeding issues, mealtimes can feel like a battle zone. Try to introduce a new food and you’re surely buying a front row seat to a meltdown. His limited diet makes it difficult to enjoy a meal out or eat at friends and relatives’ homes. And you can’t help but worry about the impact such a limited diet will have on his health and development.

But there is hope. Over the years we’ve found that if a child has the opportunity to explore new foods in a non-threatening and playful way, she will eventually taste it—and often, ends up liking it. So, we’ve created a few easy-to-use tools to help you follow the same process at home.

Whether your child is a toddler or an adult, the Explorations in Eating CD, Calendar and Journal Set gives you the information you need to understand feeding problems, and makes it fun to try the wide variety of foods that can nourish our bodies and make eating more fun. In fact, everyone in the family can follow along to discover new foods they love! !

The Explorations in Eating CD provides you with the valuable information you need to understand the underlying causes of feeding problems, and how to better handle them. This one-hour program contains an interview between Nicole Beurkens, founder of the Horizons Developmental Remediation Center, and Erin Roon, a Speech Language Pathologist specializing in treatment of feeding problems. You will find the question and answer format easy to follow as you gain insight into:

  • The 2 different kinds of feeding problems and underlying causes
  • The 4 things parents and professionals MUST remember when addressing feeding problems so you don’t make the problem worse
  • Simple ways to begin exposing your child to new foods—no matter how much they currently resist trying them
  • How you can use the Explorations in Eating Calendar and Journal to make sampling new foods a fun, low-stress adventure

The Explorations in Eating Calendar starts with valuable tips and strategies for introducing foods in a low-stress way. Then it suggests one food to try each day— ultimately encouraging him to sample all of the food groups, as well as brand-name items kids usually like, over the course of the year.

Foods are introduced in pairs so the child can experience two variations of the same item. This encourages him to see the similarities between foods and bridge from one food to another. Examples of the food pairs include:

  • Spaghetti noodles—Egg noodles
  • Popcorn—Dried corn
  • Jelly beans—Gumdrops
  • Banana—Banana chip

You’ll also get quotes, fun facts and trivia about food to stimulate his interest. And since it’s a perpetual calendar—which has the days but not the years—you can use it over and over again.

“This calendar was the BEST idea. My daughter has it on her desk and firmly believes that she needs to try the items on each day! We never got this kind of cooperation in the past. Thank you!”

Kristi Paul

“I decided to order the Explorations in Eating Calendar because it is a clear and easy visual for parents to use with their children who have hesitations trying new foods. I intend to give a copy to each of my families whose children have limited diets, as it provides an excellent resource to try a new food daily.”

Judith Barnett
CORE Approach Program Certified Consultant Canada

The Explorations in Eating Journal encourages your child to consider how each food affects all five senses, and think about how it looks, feels, smells, tastes, and sounds while being eaten.

Three different templates—using pictures, writing, or a combination of both—provide a fun way to track your food adventures. Of course, you and your child can also review the journal from time to time to see how much progress he’s made, identify which new foods he’s now eating regularly, and spot foods it may be time to try again.

Your purchase benefits other families as well. The calendars and journals are assembled by clients in our EmployAbilities program, which teaches adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities the thinking skills and adaptive behaviors required for workplace success.

In addition, $1.00 from every calendar sold goes toward research to improve the quality of life for those with autism, through a donation to the Foundation for Autism Research and Remediation.

Discover how to start broadening your child’s food preferences by ordering your Explorations in Eating CD, Calendar, and Journal Set for just $49.95 today!

Please call the office for a shipping quote if you’re ordering more than 3 sets. We ship orders within 7 days of receiving payment and/or product inventory. For international orders or to order quantities of 5 or more, contact our office. Your email privacy is assured—we do not share your email with anyone! Questions? Contact us at 1-616-698-0306.

Ordering Information:

  • We ship orders within 7 days of receiving payment and/or product inventory.
  • Your email privacy is assured – we *do* not share your email with anyone!
  • For international orders or to order quantities of 5 or more, contact our office.
  • Questions? Contact our office or call 1-616-698-0306. We’re here to help.

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