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Raising adventurous eaters : practical ways to overcome picky eating & food sensory sensitivities  Cover Image Book Book

Raising adventurous eaters : practical ways to overcome picky eating & food sensory sensitivities / Lara Dato, MS, OTR/L.

Dato, Lara, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781684039524
  • ISBN: 1684039525
  • Physical Description: viii, 185 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 180-185).
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword -- Introduction -- Part one: Vision. Introducing new foods -- Plates and plating -- Brand specificity -- Minimizing visual distractions -- Making food fun -- Part two: Tactile. The importance of messy eating -- Managing tactile defensiveness at the dining table -- Introducing other tactile sensations -- Introducing new food textures -- Part three: Smell. Adjusting the environment -- Helping your child with new smells -- Building a smell vocabulary -- Part four: Taste. Food chaining -- Preventing food jags -- Empowering children and developing their tastes -- Part five: Auditory. How we talk about food -- The power of crunch -- Managing auditory sensitivities -- Minimizing distractions -- Part six: Body awareness and motor planning (proprioception). Picking the right utensils -- Mealtime misbehaviors -- Teaching chewing skills -- Ending pocketing -- Part seven: Balance (vestibular system). Positioning and posture -- Setting mealtimes up for success -- Part eight: Internal body cues (interoception). Teaching your child to read their body cues: hungry or full? -- Managing constipation -- Raising a child that eats intuitively -- Part nine: Mental health. Food and anxiety -- Encouraging positive body image -- Helping your child gain weight -- Helping your child lose weight -- Part ten: Maintaining sensory regulation. Family routines -- Expanding family foods -- Getting everyone on the same page -- Tips for dining out -- Tips for holidays -- Tips for eating at school -- Conclusion: The start of a lifelong food adventure.
Summary, etc.:
"Children who are picky eaters often have sensory sensitivities that contribute to their food aversions-whether it's smell, taste, texture, or appearance. Written by a pediatric occupational therapist with a specialty in feeding, eating, and swallowing, this book offers eight evidence-based sensory strategies to help kids develop a positive relationship with food, so they can become healthy and adventurous eaters for life"-- Provided by publisher.
"Help kids develop a positive relationship with food, so they can become healthy and adventurous eaters for life!Is your child a picky eater? Do they insist on having the same foods served over and over again? Be it chicken nuggets, pizza, pancakes, or French fries-if your child is only eating a few foods regularly, their diet may be seriously lacking in the nutrition and vitamins they need to grow and be healthy. And you may feel stressed out and frustrated at mealtime. For many kids, picky eating is a sensory issue-whether it's the smell, taste, texture, or appearance of food. So, how can you help your child overcome these sensory sensitivities and ensure that they get the nourishment they need?Written by a pediatric occupational therapist with a specialty certification in feeding, eating, and swallowing, Raising Adventurous Eaters offers eight evidence-based sensory strategies to help kids foster a healthy relationship with food. You'll learn all about how picky eating can be caused by sensory processing differences, and find step-by-step strategies for dealing with each sense. By learning to lean into their senses, children will better understand what's going on in their bodies. This fosters an intuitive eating approach, teaching kids to listen to their body's hunger and fullness cues and respect and respond to those cues appropriately.Whether or not your child has a diagnosis of sensory processing disorder (SPD), or simply has sensory sensitivities when it comes to food, this book will help you set your child up for successful mealtimes, turning the most stressful time of the day into a time that your family can spend relaxing and bonding together around the table"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Children > Nutrition > Psychological aspects.
Food preferences in children.
Child psychology.
Child rearing.
Parenting.
Genre: Self-help publications.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.

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North Kansas City Public Library 649.3 DATO 2023 (Text) 0001012501892 Nonfiction New Available -


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