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Help for picky eaters in your own home

If you’re faced with helping a picky eater develop a healthy relationship with food, you may be wondering where to begin.  While in some cases, seeing a health professional is the best way forward, there are also many things you can do at home to help your child get on the right track with their…
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Food Explorer 30 Day Challenge

We’ve put together some awesome free printable activities which you can do with your child to help them to overcome picky eating. With just a few minutes every day, and new activities each week, we can help kids to become curious about food and learn new ways to explore foods through all of their senses.…
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What is picky eating?

Picky eating is a problem that can often be misunderstood by those around us. If you’re raising a picky eater, you may have been told that your child will simply grow out of their fussiness; that it’s a normal part of childhood development. While this is true in some cases, for many kids, there may…
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kids at halloween

How to handle the Halloween sugar haul

Many parents are preparing for trick-or-treating activities today. Halloween can be a lot of fun, but the amount of sugar and lollies consumed can be a worry.  Many parents are preparing for trick-or-treating activities today. Halloween can be a lot of fun, but the amount of sugar and lollies consumed can be a worry.  According…
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Find a Feeding Therapist

We recommend visiting a health professional if you need further support with your child’s eating habits or nutrition. But we know that it can be hard to know who is the right specialist to approach. Feeding therapists who treat picky, fussy or selective eating may be qualified as Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Nutritionists or…
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About Us

Eating can be tricky. Many parts of the body and mind need to work together, it is a series of steps which need to be learnt. The term ‘picky eating’ is easily dismissed as a phase that kids will grow out of. For some, this is true, however for others it can be something which…
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How picky eating affects parents

Extreme picky eating in children obviously has an effect on the physical and mental health of the child involved, but it can have wider consequences too. Wanting to feed and nourish your child is one of the most basic desires for parents, and when that doesn’t work out as expected parents can have feelings of…
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Eating is tricky

This is a guest post from our Learn Play Eat feeding therapy advisor, Laura Simmons, Paediatric Occupational Therapist and founder of Theratrak (tech startup for Allied Healthcare) ————————- Eating is tricky. New foods are tricky too. All new foods are tricky no matter who we are. If we are a fussy or picky eater this problem…
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Quick and easy smoothies for picky eaters

When my son was at his pickiest, we were lucky that he would still drink smoothies, and we found that was a great way to get a load of fruit, protein, dairy and sometimes veggies into him. Now my daughter is 1.5 and teething again, they are once again a daily ritual for us, both…
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User Experience week – what we learnt about our app and picky eating

We’ve just spent a week at the AcademyXi offices in Sydney, with some of their super smart students, reviewing and working on the user experience (UX) of our app. We reviewed a lot of the research on picky eating and spoke in-depth with our feeding therapist OT Laura Simmons. The students prototyped ways to improve…
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