How to improve the feeding abilities of non-neurologically impaired young picky eaters
This 25 slide presentation provides a variety of strategies which can be implemented to improve the diets of young non-neurologically impaired “picky eaters.” It discusses the goal hierarchy for introducing new foods into the children’s diets as well as covers important developmental milestones pertaining to feeding skills and chewing abilities. It also provides select online resources, which can be accessed, in order to learn more about typical feeding and chewing development patterns in young children.
- Describe chewing development in children
- Outline food consumption guidelines by age
- Identify strategies which can be implemented to improve the diets of young non-neurologically impaired “picky eaters”
- List goal hierarchy for introducing new foods into the children’s diets
- Biological Parents
- Adopted Parents
- Foster Care Parents
- Kinship Caregivers
- Speech Language Pathologists
- New Graduates
- Clinical Fellows
- Change of Career Professionals
- Related Professionals
- Occupational Therapists
- Special Education Teachers
- Picky Eaters vs. Neurologically Impaired Eaters
- Rule out (r/o) Medical Conditions
- Sensory Integration and Sensorimotor Deficits
- Feeding Development Milestones
- Chewing Development
- Food Consumption Guidelines By Age
- Food Suggestions and Recommendations for ages 1-3
- What is picky eating?
- Why should we be concerned with picky eating habits?
- Goals of feeding for picky eaters
- Guidelines to New Food Introduction
- Building a varied diet
- Where do you start?
- Introducing New Foods
- Mealtime DON’Ts
- Feeding Milestones Resources