Is feeding your child a struggle?
At Kid’s Creek, we understand that struggles with food impact the entire family – meal and snack times are stressful, going out to dinner as a family may be limited, and social gatherings are a challenge. Feeding therapy is helpful for picky eaters who are reluctant to try new foods, children who prefer to eat apart from the rest of the family, and those who take a long time to chew food or cough frequently while eating or drinking. Feeding therapy helps reduce a child’s anxiety about food, increase their food repertoire, and decrease your stress levels when thinking about meals.
For true “picky eaters” the pickiness isn’t usually life-threatening or likely to cause serious delays. But sometimes, picky eating leads to too few calories being consumed, poor growth, and vitamin and mineral deficiencies. If left untreated, a child’s intellectual, emotional, and academic development can be impaired.
Kid’s Creek uses a play-based, child-directed, exploratory feeding approach to increasing a child’s restricted food repertoire. Our goal is to reduce the stress and anxiety around feeding for our children and their families, as well as teach them how to add new foods to their repertoire for years to come. We work with them to gain the ability to explore foods through all of their sensory systems (vision, hearing, smell, touch, and taste) in a fun, play-based, pressure-free way! We will never force feed a child.