Pediatric Picky 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 parents
with an individualized plan and one-on-one support for your child to ensure that they are getting the nutrition they need to grow well and thrive.
We offer a comprehensive approach, which includes behavioral,
sensory, and nutrition interventions.
What it is: A 90-minute picky eating evaluation with a Pediatric Dietitian and supportive follow-up appointments.
~ 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. READ MORE
~ Determine whether or not sensory-based Occupational Therapy would be a helpful next step.
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.