Does your child need a Speech Language Pathologist or an Occupational Therapist?

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Is your kid a picky eater, or is something else going on? Read on to learn if your child needs an evaluation by a speech and language pathologist or occupational therapist.
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DIY: 7 Steps to Progress Your Picky Eater

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“I just want to go home and eat what I eat everyday for lunch.” Is this your child? It is most definitely my child, as this is what he said to me on Friday when we walked into the burger joint known for its burgers and milkshakes. When he said this, I just let out a deep breath and decided it would be milkshakes for lunch. He doesn’t like change, and therefore he doesn’t like change in food, rules, or where he puts the furniture in Minecraft.
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Mother’s Day Dinner

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Mother's Day Dinner: a perfect opportunity for every picky kids’ food issues to surface. Despite constant role modeling and their continuous exposure to all foods, my sons purely prefer plain and simple foods. Ironically, it remains beneficial for me to continue the positive food role modeling and exposure to all foods. Why? Because that’s how Bobby began to eat steak and Billy had the desire to try both the bread and the peanut brittle.
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Likable Lunches: Citibabes’ Style

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Need nutritious ideas for likable lunches? Here are some flavor favorites you can add to your child's springtime lunch box: remember exposure to new flavors and textures are key to increasing your child's nutritional repertoire.
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Get your kids cooking in the kitchen!

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To honor National Nutrition Month we wanted to focus on helping children foster a positive relationship with food. A great way to do that is by getting kids active in the cooking process. Even if its making sometimes foods like baking cookies or, in this case, making pancakes! Here's a cute video we made with the kids:
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Pizza Hut tunes to Pardo’s chicken…how to eat with your kids while traveling

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My parents have assured me that they will never offer Burger King takeout food to my sons and I’ve made my sister promise she won’t bring them to McDonalds. My sitters always know—NO FAST FOOD! But I gave in! I broke down in Peru!
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Dinner Olympics…challenge your child’s palate!

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Challenge your kid’s palate (and your cooking skills) with your very own Dinner Olympics. Each week try cooking a new recipe from one of the many countries competing at the Sochi Winter Olympics. At the end, have your child decide which new dinner takes home the gold!
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