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Picky Eating Tips for Caregivers

January 3, 2022 by Megan Berg.
This handout handout lays out three concrete strategies and breaks down each strategy into simple steps to incorporate into everyday life.
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Picky Eating vs Problem Feeding

January 3, 2022 by Megan Berg.
Children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, may need to receive therapy to address any feeding issues such as picky eating, limited food intake, and/or sensory processing issues with certain textures. This handout explains normal picky eating and how problem feeding is different. This information is based on Dr. Kay Toomey’s SOS Approach to feeding therapy. 
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Picky Eating: Plate Rotation

January 3, 2022 by Megan Berg.
This handout is written in accessible language for families and caregivers and provides instructions on how to use plate rotation at home as a strategy to increase diversity of food intake for their children.
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Picky Eating Tips and Resources

January 3, 2022 by Megan Berg.
Handout with a list of practical strategies to improve PO intake by picky eaters. Includes a “First -> Then” graphic and a food rating scale.
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Sorting Fruits and Veggies

January 3, 2022 by Megan Berg.
With this task, children sort fruits and vegetables into different piles, using words to describe each food item. The task targets language development as well as addresses some of the more challenging food items for children struggling with different tastes and textures.
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Why Is My Child a Picky Eater?

December 26, 2021 by Megan Berg.
This handout explains why children develop picky eating habits, with a focus on the complex and multifactorial nature of these patterns.
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Pediatric Taste Development

December 25, 2021 by Megan Berg.
This handout describes how the sense of taste develops when we are young with a specific focus on kids on the autism spectrum as well as tips to enhance taste development for picky eaters.
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Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

December 25, 2021 by Megan Berg.
This handout includes signs/symptoms included in an ARFID diagnosis as well as a list of populations most at risk. The handout references speech-language pathologists as part of an interdisciplinary team that can address this disorder.
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Food Group Sorting Activity

December 24, 2021 by Megan Berg.
Feeding therapy often targets goals to increase a child’s comprehension and knowledge of food groups and nutrition based on their age. Visuals help children understand concepts better, and examining images of food may improve tolerance to interacting with the actual food. This activity offers an opportunity to learn about food groups and specific items in […]
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Food Diary for Home Carryover

December 24, 2021 by Megan Berg.
When a child participates in feeding therapy, carryover to the home and other settings is imperative for generalization (i.e., using skills outside of therapy). Tracking what is offered to the child and what the child accepts is a great place to start using this handy diary.
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