Founded by Valerie Gent, Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology is a Newcastle based Private Paediatric Feeding intervention service for babies and children from birth to adolescence.
Feeding difficulties in babies and children can be very stressful for parents as well as their child. The goal of Let's Eat! is to empower the family to be able to understand and respond to the feeding difficulties their child may present with. Treatment is clinic based but home and school visits can be arranged with an additional travel fee.
Valerie is passionate about feeding difficulties, she loves working with families in a practical and team focused way.
We look forward to working with you too!
Crunch and sip (also called fruit break) is an Australian initiative across primary schools that encourages all children to stop for a quick 10 minute break in the morning to eat a fruit or vegetable. It can often be done during group time or roll call and even in ...read more →
I do hate it when we demonise snack foods and make martyrs of healthy foods – food is food and all enjoyed in moderation. But here is the question I want you to ponder – are we relying on too many snack food options? Has the “moderation” pendulum swung ...read more →
I had a conversation with a mum today about her child who has recently started watching you tube videos and songs about food and now says “this is a healthy food”. She understandably struggled with how to guide him with food from an emotional and nutritional perspective. This is ...read more →
Do you have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and fussy eating? Have you tried different therapy strategies with limited or no success? Here is the challenge – in order to get the best treatment in this area, we need to accurately assess the feeding difficulty. But what ...read more →
In our every fast paced life of to-do lists and devices, there are moments in my life and moments that I see that make my heart weep. 2 months ago, I raced past this family in a café on my way to the grocery shops. I saw the child ...read more →
Meal planning is a sanity saver especially when it comes to children with fussy eating and feeding difficulties. I often help families with meal planning (so that they can include both food that they eat and food that their kids will eat on the family table) and I thought ...read more →
Stop asking your child – “what would you like for dinner?” – what to say instead to your fussy eater…
Day in day out, I see children with feeding difficulties and fussy eating difficulties. As a Paediatric Feeding Speech Pathologist and Feeding therapist, there are some common themes with the fussy eating population. And I would like to share a very common one…. Parent says – “What would you ...read more →
Fatten Charlie* Project….. Were the words that a mum used to describe her child’s feeding journey when we first met in July last year. This amazing mum had spent her life trying to add calories to everything her child ate. She was tearful and worried in our initial appointment ...read more →