How I will help your family have happy mealtimes

Learn more about Simone Emery Simone is a children’s nutritionist based in Melbourne, Australia. Simone delivers a range of content to suit every busy parent that is struggling with a fussy eater. Simone does home based fussy eater consults in Melbourne, a unique online sensory food school, fussy eating consults online and is a guest […]

Help for Fussy Eaters Is Like Shoe Shopping

My analogy for getting help for picky eating (or fussy eating) is to think of it like shoe shopping. Just like shoe shopping, you’re not likely to find the perfect golf shoe in the bargain bin out the front of a kids footwear outlet. So, to help you work out what I mean, I thought […]

A Food Learning Mindset with Fussy Kids

Our language around food, the messaging our children are bombarded with and a society focused on health, results in conflicting ideas on talking about food with fussy eaters. This week, I was upset with the messaging behind a viral article that was shaming lunchboxes purely on a file of photos from 2 different geographic areas […]

Simple 3 Ingredient Flatbread with Cottage Cheese

We loved this simple cottage cheese recipe. I had made yoghurt dough before and so when I had some left over cottage cheese in the fridge, I thought “mmm…. can you substitute cottage cheese for yoghurt?” Yes, is the answer. A definite yes. We used butterfly cookie cutters to add some flat bread fun to […]

Core Stability and Fussy Eating

It can be hard to draw the line between sensory processing as a root cause for fussy eating behaviour and more physical limitations that impact on food reception, including core stability. It is difficult because the difference is inferred from observation. Both core stability and sensory processing can manifest themselves with similar triggers that only […]

How to respond when you receive not-so-helpful feeding advice {Guest Post}

I am delighted to welcome Kirsty Russell from Positive Special Needs Parenting to the Play with Food blog. Kirsty read my post on “9 things not to say to the parent of a fussy eater” and replied to me saying that she’d heard them ALL. I am happy she has shared how she has handled […]

Scented Bubble Mix

Making your own scented bubble mix is a fun way to increase some smell exposures for children. Olfactory sense building exercises are not always easy to come by, often they sort of waft on in. They can be fun and “on purpose” though! Scented bubble mix is a great activity prior to meals to engage […]

Teddy Bear’s Picnic for Fussy Eaters in Newcastle

In the wee hours of Thursday 2nd November, I absconded from the city with my 3 yo for a cruise up the highway to Newcastle to co-host a fun and information filled morning all about feeding fussy eaters. Mel Burgess from Love Parenting,¬†¬†dietitian Stina Oftedal and I hosted the session for a wonderful group of […]

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