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Celiac Awareness Month

Celiac Awareness Month is celebrated in May each year to educate the public about the seriousness of this disease, especially in children. This topic is near and dear to my heart since my nephew has celiac disease and I went gluten free (GF) several years ago to support him, not realizing it would actually make me feel better too!Celiac disease [...]

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Interview with Marsha Dunn Klein

To celebrate Occupational Therapy Month, I had the honor of interviewing Marsha Dunn Klein, M.ED., OTR/L, who is an authority in the field of feeding therapy and co-author of my favorite feeding therapy book Pre-Feeding Skills. (You can order the book on Marsha’s website under the title: ‘Professional Favorite Products’).I interviewed Marsha on our favorite video platform, blab.im (https://blab.im/) with the [...]

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Feeding Challenges with Children with Autism

April is Autism Awareness Month and we are discussing the unique feeding concerns parents have with their child with Autism.Research shows that children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are more likely to have feeding challenges than their typical peers. When working with these kiddos and their families in feeding therapy, I often discover that a child’s severe feeding [...]

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Ditch The Tray Campaign

As a Speech Language Pathologist and Feeding Specialist, I have to observe the child as well as the entire family when it comes to feeding and eating. Three of the most important tips for successful eating habits for children are the: Positioning of the child in their feeding chairPlacement of the child (with or without the family) at mealtimeProducts [...]

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Feeding Tips for Children with Down Syndrome

Our Blab show this month, titled “Feeding Tips for Children with Down Syndrome,” was both fun and informative! To celebrate Trisomy Awareness Month, I interviewed three moms on the feeding struggles with this population. We discussed picky-eating issues, advancing to new food textures, drinking from an open cup or straw and feeding tips that really work! In case you [...]

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Crafting with Toddlers

March is National Craft Month and there are so many creative and educational projects to do with your toddlers. Use this month as an opportunity to rediscover your inner child by finger-painting, beading, coloring or drawing with your kids! By using the Play Mat, you can help your child learn to organize crafting materials in the compartments while maintaining the [...]

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March is Trisomy Awareness Month

March is a special time for team ezpz since it is Trisomy Awareness Month. We love celebrating with the children and families we serve and love! On this week’s blog, I want to raise awareness about trisomy conditions and the challenges it may cause with feeding and swallowing.Trisomy occurs when a child has an extra full or partial chromosome. [...]

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Toddler Taste Challenge: Green Foods

Since March is National Nutrition Month and St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, this is a great time to focus on new green tastes! Not surprisingly, green is a color that toddlers tend to shy away from when introducing new foods and it’s usually the color that parents want their kids to eat the most of. Thus, [...]

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Tips on Feeding A Child With Vision Impairments

Did you know that team ezpz hosts a blab every month? It’s called The ezpz Mealtime Show, and it is where parents and professionals share tips on feeding children who struggle to eat. Our latest blab topic was Tips on Feeding a Child with Visual Impairments. We had three amazing moms on the show that shared their personal stories of feeding [...]

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Adding Chard to Your Toddler’s Diet

Chard tastes similar to spinach, is packed with vitamins A, C, K and iron and is a great veggie to add to your toddler’s food list! A lot of parents I work with in feeding therapy want to introduce chard to their children, but they aren’t sure which textures will please their child’s temperamental palate. Here are three successful [...]

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