Online Sensory Food School | Play with Food

Online Sensory Food School


July 2019 intake is now CLOSED!

A sensory program following a play-based and familiarity building philosophy for fussy eaters that that have aversions to new foods due to their sensory preferences.

NDIS Registered Provider, Simone Emery helps children reach their community participation goals with an online program focusing on individual strategies to boost nutrition, feel more confident around new foods and help children participate more fully in food occasions in the wider community. This is a responsive feeding program and focuses on parent nutrition coaching. This can complement other feeding therapy programs with a similar play based focus.

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Join children’s nutritionist, Simone Emery, in an intensive program to learn strategies to help your child approach new foods.

Who is this program for?
Simone works with children that have shown red flags to feeding, including dropping foods from multiple food groups, having a limited dietary repertoire and families that are stressed at mealtimes. If fussy eating is impacting how you feel about feeding kids and you would like professional input to scaffold strategies with your child, this hands-on program will help boost your confidence and give you some pathways towards less stressful mealtimes.

Over 6 ONLINE sessions (2 parent sessions, 2 one-on-one food school session and 2 peer group food school sessions), we explore the sensory nature of foods, how reading children’s cues help us create manageable learning experiences and what strategies YOU can use at YOUR home to ease stress and move towards family goal foods. The primary aim of this program is to assist with community participation.

Enrollments close a 2 weeks prior to the peer group classes to allow you to arrange your timetable, purchase the foods, complete the first 3 modules of the included “Goodbye Picky Eating” program (read all about that program here) and have your 30 minute parent-only pre-course introductory Zoom session with Simone. The initial zoom session goes for 30 minutes and helps you feel comfortable with the technology / links. Plus, this session includes a private goal setting session, current dietary repertoire and feeding history assessment. Simone will email you upon purchase to arrange your first individual session.



Next Intake: Late September 2019 (final one for 2019)


Within the program, we have 2 individual and 2 group food school sessions via Zoom online platform.  We also have a further parent-only individual session to recap on the content relating to family meals, food chaining ideas and continued sensory strategies to help your child with their feeding functional goals. This session is to be booked within a week of the program’s conclusion at a time that suits you via liaison with Simone. After this final session, the individualized report will be written for your records with additional recommendations, resources, recipes and home economics tips to keep working with your child. Please allow up to two weeks for the report to arrive.

Due to the group based nature, there are no make-ups available for the 2 sensory play sessions, yet recordings of the sessions will be made. Please ensure children are dressed appropriately for recording. Participation in this program (noted by your purchase) includes consent to recording the video of the play sessions and distribution of the recorded session via secure link to the other group participants. The reports written will not be disclosing details of other group participants. The reports are for individual use and may be used to advocate for additional health services, if recommended.

The program results will depend on attendance, participation and disclosure of information during parent sessions with Simone.  All allergies, sensitivities and dietary restrictions need to be disclosed ASAP to enable customization of shopping list and lesson plans.  For more information on how Simone runs online play-based programs read this post here and this one too.

If you aren’t sure if this program is for you, have a read about some of the sensory aspects of food that I work with in this post or send me an email.

If you have NDIS funding and would like to book into this session, contact Simone ASAP and she will arrange service level agreement and invoicing separately. Or if you wish to pay via direct debit instead of PayPal, you may also contact Simone to book your session. Your place in this course can not be guaranteed until payment is made or NDIS service agreement is signed.


Additional information

Group Time

TUES 4:30pm Group, Tues 9:00pm Group, Fri 9:30am Group, Fri 4:00pm Group

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