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!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pediatric Basics--The Journal of Pediatric Nutrition and Development

This is a wonderful resource for anyone, especially pediatricians who would like to learn more about pediatric dysphagia. I encourage you to read this as it includes a great summary of oral and sensory motor feeding development as well as a few one page articles related to Understanding Why children Won't Eat and How to Help, Treating and Preventing Food Jags and Putting Research Into Practice .