Picky/Selective Eating

Picky/Selective Eating

Our nationally recognized selective eating program combines expert nutrition with sensory-based therapy and Occupational Therapy.

  • Have you tried everything to help your picky eater, but nothing’s worked?

  • Are family meals tense and exhausting?

  • Are you ‘so over’ rewards charts and endless bargaining?

  • Are you worried that your child’s picky eating will result in poor health?

  • Are your child’s food choices brand-specific?

  • Are you tired of receiving well-intended advice from family members and friends?

Our mission at Dr. Daisy & Co. is to provide you

with an individualized plan for helping your picky eater be calmer

and more adventurous towards new foods.

We offer a comprehensive approach, which includes behavioral, 

sensory, and nutrition interventions.

OUR PICKY EATING PROGRAM INCLUDES: 

THE PICKY EATING PROGRAM

1) Nutrition Evaluation and Recommendations

What it is: A 90-minute picky eating evaluation with a Pediatric Dietitian.

 

We will:

~ Discuss your child's food likes and dislikes, eating patterns and habits, and look at growth charts.

 

~ Talk about the factors that are inhibiting your child's readiness to try new foods and eat freely. 

~ Assess your child's nutrition status and provide you with immediate nutritional and behavioral recommendations.

~ Determine whether or not sensory-based Occupational Therapy would be a helpful next step.

THE PICKY EATING PROGRAM

2) Sensory Occupational Therapy

What it is: Sensory-specific Occupational Therapy - a profoundly helpful intervention for common and extreme selective eating.

Sensory Evaluations and Follow-ups:

~ We begin with a sensory evaluation with our feeding specialist, Shira Sliffman OTR/L.

~ Evaluations and feeding therapy follow-ups are 50-min long and take place at our beautiful, child-friendly Rockville office. 

~ Shira uses highly effective but 'no-pressure' models for feeding therapy. OT exercises will be provided for 'homework', to ensure that the feeding therapy sticks.  

“When is the right time to get help with selective eating?

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