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  1. Wow – what a lot of resources for parents of picky eaters in one place. I look forward to reading all of your articles. You might also be interested in my site – I blog about all things picky eating… Great to come across someone else passionate about such an important topic!

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  2. Hi! I just came across your site and am excited! I am a 0-3 service coordinator and am always looking for new resources for families and strategies to help with IFSP writing too. I’ve shared with my colleagues as well. I’ve recently begun a blog as well about my experiences that questions families have in early intervention. http://www.thefrequentlyaskedmama.com

  3. Love this, please write more!!! I have 3 kids that struggle with sensory issues, one son swallows green beans & orange bites whole, sneaks to dump food & would prefer not to ever eat!!

  4. Firstly, thank you for all these great resources! We came across your site about a month ago when looking for ideas to help our 2 year old picky eater (at that point he ate plain pasta, broccoli, olives and most kinds of meat). Following your principles he’s doing really well – he loves cooking with us, will now have a host of fruits and veggies and has started accepting sauces mixed in to his foods (rather than just as a dip). Had him weighed today, and he’s really accelerated in the past month or so! I do have a few questions…
    – any tips for encouraging spoon/forkfuls of different textures? He’ll only eat one food type in each mouthful.
    – he’s a real plodder…any ways to speed up mealtimes? He’ll usually take around an hour!
    – how do you feel about ‘liquid calories’? Should we be aiming for all foods to be physically eaten, or do you also do smoothies etc?
    Thanks so much!

    • That’s great Nat!!! Those are some really amazing changes, you guys are doing so well! Pat yourself on the back, heck give yourself a hug. These are great questions. First, liquid calories are fine, but if you do a smoothie make sure it is part of a meal. Second, the long term goal should be to get meals down to 30 minutes. You can start by decreasing in 5 minute increments. If he is dilly dallying at the time, just give him some gentle prompts to take another bite. Also, if he isn’t strapped into a booster seat or high chair I would do that. It will help cut down on distractions. Lastly, mixed textures are really hard. I would start by making a side with two things mixed together (i.e. rice with peas). Have him help you prepare so that he can see what you are mixing together. As he tolerates these simple foods being mixed together build up to other foods being mixed in. I hope that helps!

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