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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!

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Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology16 hours ago
THANK YOU 🙏🏻 My Munch Bug - Melanie Potock for teaching us in such a practical way, you have made us laugh, cry and most importantly inspired us to keep going. Feeding therapy is rewarding but hard- it’s exciting, challenging and emotionally exhausting all in one. But you have given us the energy shot we needed here in Australia. I 🙏🏻 thank you

To the delegates that have spent the last 2 days with us - thank you for giving up your time - you have travelled from all around Australia and New Zealand - Debra Alvarez Feeding Kids Sydney and I are so happy to hear that you learned so much and enjoyed your 2 days. We have absolutely loved spending time with you. Safe travels home! ✈️ 🚆 🚙

Have a wonderful weekend everyone, I look forward to being back in clinic with new and finely tuned therapy strategies. See you next week. Xo Val

PS- Debbie- thank you for organising amazing delicious and super healthy food!!!
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Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology1 day ago
Bribery! Chocolate 🍫 and 🍨

Why it’s NOT a good idea. ❌

This post is for the parents today - this morning Melanie Potock is talking about the power that you give a child when you try to bribe them.

When you bribe them- “if you take a bite/finish your peas- you will get ice cream” sound familiar? You are actually creating a power battle.

The problem with this statement is that it gives your child a choice- it implies that they may not do it. And here in lies the power play and the power that these anxious kids get from this power play actually helps them control the situation and as a result reduces their anxiety. We want to reduce their anxiety but we don’t want to get into a power play around food with them.

Here is a great video that Melanie Potock developed with Colorado opera singers- it’s very funny and very “real”. Val

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The Peas Operetta: I LOVE PEAS!
Notice how this little boy sings "I'll try a pea, JUST for ME"? Hallelujah! For more tips go to www.melaniepotock.com and Download The Peas Operetta here: ht...
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Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology2 days ago
It has been an absolute pleasure to welcome My Munch Bug - Melanie Potock to Australia.

Thank you to all of the 104 delegates that joined us today.

Thank you to all our expo tables (photos coming!) and premium sponsor Throat Scope.

And my dear colleague Debbie from Debra Alvarez Feeding Kids Sydney xo Val, let’s eat speech pathology
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Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology5 days ago
“Do you like it?”

A common parent trap with fussy eaters and one that I constantly chat with parents about. Have a read... https://www.jocormack.com/2019/02/12/the-do-you-like-it-trap/ 🍝🥧🍔🍉🥦 Val
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Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology1 week ago
My hallway is filled with 📦! Melanie Potock Sydney Delegates - get ready for your 3rd freebie 🙌😊

Very cute food plate, pens, pads of paper, rainbow food posters and a very adorable “let’s eat” starting solids flyer. Thank you Michelle from Nestlé for supporting our delegates with healthy eating resources and lanyards. With pens, paper and all of these amazing goodies, they will be well equipped to start the workshop next week.

There are 2 final tickets left!!!! Come join us if you can. Please remember your place is not confirmed until you pay. We will remove the registration link once we have the final 2 places - https://feedingkidssydney.com.au/melaniepotockregistration/

🍎🍏🍊🥒🥕 Val and Debbie