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Behind the Breakthroughs

Aug 20, 2019

In this episode Dr. Annette Nunez and Maylene Johnson chat with Jenny Friedman from Jenny Friedman Nutrition, aka "The Autism Nutritionist."  She talks about the causes of picking eaters and shares helpful tips and strategies on how to expose children to different variations of food in fun and playful ways.  Jenny reminds us that mealtime shouldn't be overwhelming and stressful and by taking the focus away from eating food and turning it towards playing, talking, and learning about food creates confident eaters. Check out her IG:

 @autism.nutritionist for colorful visuals and great ideas of how to introduce new food to your child in fun, playful, and creative ways.




MINDSHIFT (takeaways)

  1. The number one thing to remember is that you won't get anywhere if everyone is stressed. Take a step backwards and bring the fun back to eating.
  2. Create a fun "hands on" exposure to food outside of meals. Get creative and take the pressure off of eating and put it more into the learning and enjoying food. That will take you really far!