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!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Food Play!

Another Trader Joe's snack find--"Fruity Flakes". These are similar to "fruitaboo" roll ups in taste. Here is Adalyn eating "fruity flake leaves" off of our picture! To help your child become familiar with a new food---Play! Today he may feel o.k. with placing the leaves on the tree, tomorrow he may bring one up to his nose or mouth!