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!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Local Locomotion

This week I wanted to spotlight a local bakery which provides an option of gluten free, dairy free and vegan goodies! So if you live in Asheville head on over to 225 Haywood Street where you will find Jodi Rhoden and her talented crew at Short Street Cakes ---not to mention a variety of yummy goodness.

When a child (or parent) has made the decision to eliminate dairy, gluten or eggs from their diet for their own elimination trial it is always a good idea to have some exciting and delicious alternatives on hand. Treat yourself to a dairy free cupcake for instance! Having a substitute treat makes the dairy free (or gluten free, egg free, etc) transition much easier. Bring on the Cake!

Photo credit: Becca Johnson, courtesy of My Life in Cake

***A message from Short Street Cakes: because we do bake with dairy and wheat on a daily basis, we are not a dedicated kitchen and cannot guarantee a 100% “sterile” gluten-free or vegan product.