mealtime

Picky Eating and Mealtime Distractions: 5 Ways to Eliminate Screen Time at the Table

Mealtime distractions tend to have a bad reputation. They’re associated with mindless and overeating. But you and your child probably have a very legitimate reason - or two or three - for incorporating distractions like TV, tablets, or toys at the table. If you’re ready to say have distraction-free meals, try these two methods for ending mealtime distractions for picky eaters.

How to Get Your Autistic Child to Eat: Proven Strategies That Work

Feeding problems are seen in the vast majority of children with autism. Contributing factors include medical problems, psychological barriers, nutritional deficits, sensory disorder, oral-motor dysfunction, and environmental causes. These factors - alone or together - lead to food selectivity in up to 87% of children on the spectrum.