Tag - Feeding

19
Nov

Introducing New Foods to your Child with Feeding Deficits

In a previous article we considered the differences between a picky eater and a problem feeder.  If you missed that article you can read it here. Today I share some simple tips for introducing your child to new foods. Involve your child in preparing the menu for the week. Determine together which recipes your child …

1
Feb

Ask the Horizons Team: How to support a child with very narrow food choices

Question: I work with a child who is VERY limited in his food.  As of right now he only eats full cashews of the Fleet Farm Brand. (He won’t even eat pieces).  If we try anything else…a different brand or pieces of the same brand, it is a full meltdown and he refuses to eat …

11
Dec

Food Jags: What are They and How to Prevent Them

What is a food jag? Children with feeding difficulties tend to eat the same foods every day, even at every meal. Typically they require that the foods be prepared in the same way each time. For example, your child may only eat a hot dog for lunch every day. S/he will only eat the hot …

22
May

Treating Feeding Difficulties in the School Environment

There are many children within the school environment that have feeding difficulties.  For these children, the task of eating lunch and snack at school is a daunting one.  However, lunch and snack time can present the perfect opportunity for addressing feeding difficulties if given the necessary attention and intervention. A team collaboration framework is necessary …

11
May

Ask the Horizons Team: “How do I get my child to eat mac & cheese again?”

Question: My son used to eat macaroni and cheese on a regular basis, a week ago he refused to eat it and now says he doesn’t like it anymore.  He has a rather limited range of foods and now he won’t eat macaroni and cheese anymore.  How do I get him to eat it? -Dave …

11
Jan

Food Allergies vs. Food Sensitivities

By Erin Roon, MA CCC-SLP The topic of food allergies versus food sensitivities is one of the most confusing out there today. So many people use the words allergy and sensitivity interchangeably that it is no wonder there is so much confusion. With food sensitivities becoming increasingly prevalent in the population as a whole, and …

4
Aug

Treating Feeding Difficulties in the School Environment

By: Erin Roon, MA, CCC-SLP There are many children within the school environment that have feeding difficulties. For these children, the task of eating lunch and snack at school is a daunting one. However, lunch and snack time can present the perfect opportunity for addressing feeding difficulties if given the necessary attention and intervention. A …

3
Jul

Feeding Difficulties in the Schools

By: Erin Roon, MA, CCC-SLP Children spend 7-8 hours per day within the school setting. During that time they eat at least one meal, and usually a snack. This can be an extremely difficult task for children with feeding disorders that can exacerbate the problem even more. How many of you find yourselves packing the …

20
May

Food Jags: What are They and How do you Prevent Them?

By: Erin Roon, MA, CCC-SLP   What is a food jag? Children with feeding difficulties tend to eat the same foods every day, even at every meal. Typically they require that the foods be prepared in the same way each time. For example, your child may only eat a hot dog for lunch every day. …

28
Apr

Making Your Mealtimes More Palatable

By: Erin Roon, MS CCC-SLP Having a child with feeding difficulties can make mealtimes difficult for the whole family. Mealtimes can become stressful for everyone, and the entire family can come to dread sitting down to eat together. There are some simple strategies that can make eating more pleasant for everyone involved. Setting up a …

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