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Introducing Green Beans to your Toddler’s Diet

This week we are celebrating green beans! This veggie is a great source of vitamins A, C, and K, plus folate and fiber. Green beans also have a little protein! If you want to introduce this mighty bean into your toddler’s diet, here are a few tips to help make it successful:Pick: There are only a few beans that your [...]

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Busting Feeding Myths

Our blab for Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) was a huge hit! We had Melanie Potock, M.A, CCC-SLP on the ezpz Mealtime Show talking about feeding myths and busting them with research, ideas, techniques and fun! We talked about tips from her book Raising a Healthy Happy Eater and even gave our audience a peek at her new book Baby Self [...]

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Celery Snacks for Toddlers

When we think of eating celery, we usually think of dieting, which makes celery not much fun! It’s true; celery is incredibly low in calories, and parents who struggle with putting weight on their kids (due to feeding challenges) usually skip right over celery. But this crunchy veggie offers a variety of ways to present nutritionally packed meals and [...]

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Better Hearing & Speech Month, SLPs and ezpz Products

I’m always excited for the month of May because it is Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM)! This gives me the opportunity to share my profession with the public while raising awareness of how Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) provide articulation, language, communication and social skills therapy for the pediatric, adult and geriatric populations. But we also provide life-altering treatment [...]

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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 many of my clients have celiac disease (CD) and I went gluten free (GF) several years ago to support them, not realizing it would actually make me [...]

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Using ezpz products: Bites, Crumbs, Tastes & Textures with Marsha Dunn Klein M.ED., OTR/L

Occupational Therapy (OT) Month began in 1980, and it is celebrated in April to correspond with the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Annual Conference and Expo. To celebrate OT Month, I had the honor of interviewing Marsha Dunn Klein, M.ED., OTR/L, who is an authority in the field of feeding and swallowing therapy and co-author of my favorite feeding therapy [...]

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Feeding Challenges with Children with Autism

April is Autism Awareness Month and, to celebrate, we are discussing the unique feeding concerns parents have with children 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 [...]

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The #DitchTheTray Campaign

As a Speech Language Pathologist and Feeding Specialist, I have to observe the child and the entire family when it comes to feeding and eating. Three of the most important tips for successful and safe eating habits for children are: Positioning of the child in their feeding chairPlacement of the child in their feeding chairProducts the child uses for eating once [...]

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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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