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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 ...

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 playing with ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Reader question: “What do I do if my toddler refuses their dinner meal – let them go hungry? or give them another meal? This question recently came up in a local mummy group that I am privileged to be a member of. What intrigued me with this ...

Sippy cups? Straws? Open cups? Which one is best for my child? Firstly, don’t over think it, it can be as simple as you want it to be. We live in an age with so many choices that sometimes it is hard to know WHAT to think! Should we buy ...

Let’s take a chill pill with the healthy eating initiative – I am appealing to you as a Feeding Speech Pathologist and parent (with a personal story). The media has been full of stories about junk food bans on lunch boxes and canteens with ...

A patient of mine recently contacted me about her child’s eating at daycare and it got me thinking about this common issue for many of my patients. As a parent I know I personally struggled with this at my son’s daycare in the early ...

Oh how wonderful it was to have 7 days away on a family break. This was my view where I spent many afternoons reading and thinking. One of the things that I dwelled upon was how far my Mr 8 has come in his food journey. A lot of my patients will ...