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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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Repetition is the mother of skill

Love him or hate him, the quote “Repetition is the mother of skill” from Tony Robbins, is so relevant to picky eating. We’re often told that kids may need to try a food up to 10 times before they may like it. For very picky eaters that could be much more than 10, and even…
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How to use the app

How it works This post to gives you a step by step run through of how the Learn Play Eat app works with some screenshots and there’s a video below too if that’s easier 🙂 1.Choose and prepare your food Experiment Open the app and select ‘Experiments’, tap Let’s start then select and Experiment. You’ll…
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Learn more about picky eating

If you’re interested to learn more about picky eating, fussy eating, selective eating, ARFID or however you want to call it, here are some links we have found helpful: Some reasons for fussy eating developing and ways to help by Dr Jennifer Cohen https://www.drjennifercohen.com/help-your-fussy-eater/ “Your child needs to be comfortable touching food, smelling it, playing…
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