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 6, 2011

Freeze Dried Mangoes

One of my Trader Joe's finds. I love using freeze dried fruits in therapy to help teach lateral biting and munching. They are also great snacks for the child who prefers crunchy foods. These crumble into fine crumbs which is great for small tastes on fingers or Nuk brushes, teethers and toys! Keep in mind for babies and children who are learning about food and who are tube-fed!