Fun with Food!

Welcome to Fun with Food! This site was designed to help parents and caregivers find, share and ask about fun foods for your selective toddler!

As a speech-language pathologist specializing in pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders, I encounter many children who have experienced negative associations surrounding food. These children often have accompanying oral motor feeding difficulties and sensory processing difficulties--making eating a very stressful experience instead of an enjoyable one.

This website will hopefully serve as an "idea place" for meals as well as questions and support from other parents and caregivers. Enjoy!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Problem Eaters...A parent's struggle

In an attempt to bring some real life stories to this blog I wanted to share a few blog posts from both the mother and father of child who have had an ongoing mealtime struggle with their son. This family's story is so very similar to many children I have seen before who do not fit the mold of "They will eat when they are hungry"...would rather go without eating than try something in different packaging or something unfamiliar to them. I feel it is important to hear these families, put yourself in the shoes of this child, and meet them where they are....forcing, bribing, threats simply do not work! Please take some time to read the following posts! and

Thank you Marble family for sharing your story and showing others that they are not alone. I pray that you find the right treatment program for your son and continue in your efforts!


Unknown said...

Thank you for the post!! We are waiting to hear from Ablilities Clinic tomorrow! Fingers crossed and hoping this will be the place for jackson to get some therpy. Have a great monday!!