Tag Archives: food acceptance

So many steps!

When the average person gets hungry, they eat. Sometimes, they even think about a delicious food, their mouth starts to water, they get excited about obtaining said food, and they look forward to their snack or meal. This is why … Continue reading

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(The parents of) Picky Eaters are People Too

In my humble opinion, feeding difficulties can be placed along a spectrum of severity that ranges from ‘typical kid who is uncooperative occasionally’ to ‘child with severe, persistent, maladaptive behaviors, usually in conjunction with a history of medical and or … Continue reading

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The ABC’s of Behavior

There are many mixed emotions about behavior intervention with children. In the feeding world, ABA (applied behavior analysis) is code for torture in some circles. Although I believe in the effectiveness of ABA therapy for maladaptive feeding behaviors, this post … Continue reading

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Empathy. It’s what’s for dinner.

“Why are these olives on my plate?” “Hm. I dunno.” (Smile) “Have you ever eaten an olive?” “No, I don’t think so. Have you?” “No. We should try them at the same time.” “Eh.” “Claire, mommy has never tried an … Continue reading

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Dessert… to use as a bribe, or not?

Dessert… to use as a bribe, or not? During my tenure as a feeding therapist at a leading Children’s Hospital, I really came to believe that all food is created equal. Or, at least, should be presented that way to … Continue reading

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