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!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Fun with Food!: Little Blessings

Fun with Food!: Little Blessings

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Little Blessings

Thank you for sending in these photos! I will love having these pictures to look back on and remember all of the fun (and challenging) times in therapy. So many of these pictures really capture their awesome little personalities--love it! I will add more as I get them. I have loved working with the team at Carolina Pediatric Therapy in Asheville--a special thanks to all of you and to the families for making my job so enjoyable!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Potato Mice

Here is a fun recipe to try with your little one!

Thanks Althea for sharing the Potato Mice recipe found on the Disney website. Her little one enjoyed feeding the mice some cheese and although he may not have been ready to chomp down on these cute little critters quite yet...he enjoyed helping his momma in the kitchen and that enjoyment plays a big role in his feeding development! Check out Althea and Ty's creation:

**Instead of using toothpicks to secure the nose, Althea reserved a little of the potato mixture to 'glue' the noses onto the mice.