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Frozen Foods for Picky Eaters

March is National Frozen Foods Month, and on this blog I want to discuss the benefits of buying frozen foods for your family, especially for your picky eater!Texture: A successful meal with a toddler starts with the texture of the foods presented. If your child has difficulties with the sensory aspect of warm or hot foods, you can [...]

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Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

You can wear the color green for more than St. Patty’s day this month; green is the color for Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month too! Help team ezpz spread education and awareness by learning about cerebral palsy (CP) and the feeding challenges these children may have.Physical Challenges: Cerebral palsy is a condition that affects the movements of the body, particularly the limbs. [...]

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Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are becoming more prevalent in the pediatric population, and being aware of the different diagnoses and treatment options can help parents get the support they need. This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, which is an international event to help fight the myths that surround eating disorders. Here are a few tips to help educate families [...]

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Chinese New Year + The Year of the Dog

The Chinese New Year is upon us and we have some fun ways to celebrate the 'Year of the Dog' with your kiddos. As you may know, the Chinese New Year follows the Lunar calendar, which usually places the date somewhere between late January or early February. In addition to the date changing, the animal sign also cycles [...]

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Kid Friendly Valentine’s Day Desserts

As a feeding therapist, I encourage parents to allow kids to eat and enjoy all types of food, including desserts! With that said, I like to introduce desserts to children that they can help make. Getting kids involved in the kitchen helps to educate them on the foods / tastes they will (hopefully) enjoy – even veggies! Here are [...]

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The Mini Bowl

We have a new item, The Mini Bowl, which is ezpz’s BOWL solution for infants and travel! The Mini Bowl is a smaller version of the Happy Bowl, and it is a great tool to help baby meet important feeding milestones. Get ready to start serving purees, baby cereal, oatmeal and pasta! Here are a few ideas [...]

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Using a Visual Schedule

Most teachers and therapists wouldn’t make it though the day without the help of a visual schedule, and I think more parents should use this valuable technique in-home! Here are some tips on using a visual schedule.What is a visual schedule? A visual schedule is a technique to help a child understand what is happening next in their day. [...]

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New Year’s Feeding Resolutions

Have you made resolutions for 2018? If you're like most parents, your resolutions include getting healthier or spending more quality time with your kids. I have some ideas to encourage parents to do both! Here are a few tips to help you with your New Year's Feeding Resolutions. Make realistic feeding goals: Set your sights on making feeding goals that [...]

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DIY Tissue Paper Holiday Crafts

I am a huge recycle junkie both in my personal and professional life. I love the idea of reusing everyday objects to save money, create less waste and teach kids about environmentally friendly values. With the holidays upon us we will be opening gifts and usually throwing out tons of tissue paper. I encourage you to consider reusing it [...]

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Three ezpz Holiday Tips with Kids

Unfortunately, the holiday season can bring some families more stress than joy. The shopping, decorating, hosting of out-of-town guests and kid’s winter break can bring parents to a breaking point. Here are three ezpz holiday tips to keep kids busy and keep the holiday stress at bay!Have a Movie Marathon: One of my favorite holiday traditions is having a themed [...]

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