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Feeding Tips for the Glorious Carrot!

Carrots are a nutritious veggie that your kids can enjoy year round, but especially during the holidays! And, because of their vibrant orange color, carrots are a great vegetable for food art this fall season! To ensure your carrots are the perfect taste and texture for your toddler, use the following tips:Off with their heads! In order to keep carrots [...]

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Down Syndrome Awareness Month + CTFOB

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and we are celebrating with those who help these children to feed themselves independently! If you serve the needs of those living with Down syndrome, make sure to use our coupon code: #DSAM2015to help them flourish in feeding! When given the resources to succeed with feeding, most children with Down syndrome do just that – [...]

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Toddlers and Novelty

Getting toddlers to eat consistently at mealtime can be a tedious task. One day they love a food, and the next day, total food refusal with a tantrum to boot. How can a parent keep nutrition steady and consistent? Bring novelty to the dinner table and you will have your picky toddler trying new foods!Novelty: Making food unique and new [...]

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ezpz Feeding Tips for Children with Vision Impairments

October is Blind Awareness Month, which helps the public understand the lives of those of living without sight. It is estimated that about 1.3 million people in the U.S. are legally blind and approximately 93,600 school-age children in the U.S. are blind or visually impaired. This month team ezpz celebrates Blind Awareness Month and promotes how our products are changing [...]

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Encouraging Reading Through Food Art

Reading with your toddler is a special time to grow closer and nurture their love of words…and food too. So why not add reading during mealtime? Using words in food art can be a fun way to bring something novel to the dinner table! Here are some great ideas for encouraging reading through food art.Reading Food: Help your toddler learn that [...]

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Toddler Emotions at Mealtimes

Sometimes a toddler doesn’t have problems with food, it’s their feelings about food that causes the hesitation at mealtime. A child who becomes emotional when two foods touch each other or screams when a brightly colored veggie is placed on his plate is communicating his feelings. To help with emotions at mealtime here are a few tips:- For a [...]

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Portion Sizes for Infants and Toddlers

Research shows that our perception of portion sizes has become so fuzzy that it's hard for parents to recognize what a normal portion looks like for kids. But it’s important to know that a healthy toddler should be offered the same variety of nutritious foods as adults, but in much smaller portions. Here are a few tips to help you learn [...]

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Baby Led Weaning (BLW)

As Baby Lead Weaning (BLW) has been gaining popularity, I’ve received several questions from parents regarding appropriate portion sizes. If you are unfamiliar with BLW, it is a feeding method that skips puree foods and starts baby on the same solid foods as the rest of the family. Since parents generally start BLW at about 6 months of age, [...]

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Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM)

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM). All month long, Speech and Language Pathologists (SLP) like myself raise awareness about communication disorders and feeding / swallowing disorders! Each year the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) has a theme to celebrate this special month and this year it is  Early Intervention Counts. I love this theme because early intervention is [...]

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Feeding & Swallowing Difficulties for Children with Brain Tumors

In honor of National Brain Tumor Awareness Month we are encouraging our ezpz community to "Go Gray in May" and help spread awareness! The hope is that by raising our understanding of pediatric brain tumors we will help accelerate the search for a cure. Since there are 120 types of brain tumors, and they are the [...]

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