Food Chaining: The Proven 6-Step Plan to Stop Picky Eating, Solve Feeding Problems, and Expand Your Child's Diet

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Da Capo Press, Mar 5, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 416 pages
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Initially developed by co-author Cheri Fraker in the course of treating an eleven-year-old who ate nothing but peanut butter, bread, and milk, Food Chaining is a breakthrough approach for dealing with picky eating and feeding problems at any age. Food Chaining emphasizes the relationship between foods in regard to taste, temperature, and texture. In Food Chaining, the internationally known feeding team behind this unique method shows how to help your child enjoy new and nutritious foods, no matter what the nature of his picky eating. The guide also includes information on common food allergies, improving eating skills, advice specific to special needs kids, and a pre-chaining program to help prevent food aversions before they develop. Food Chaining will help you raise a lifelong healthy eater.

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User Review  - Dara - Goodreads

Although much of this book was so specific to certain disorders the information didn't apply to me, it was worth it for the food chaining chapter alone. The concept of food chaining as well as the sample chains were incredibly helpful and really make sense. Read full review


CHAPTER 1 Could a Health Problem Be Causing My Childs Picky or Problem Eating? The Medical Evaluation 1
CHAPTER 2 Is My Child Getting Adequate Nutrition? Does She Have Food Allergies? The Nutritional Evaluation 29
CHAPTER 3Does My Child Have a Problem with Eating Skills? The Feeding Evaluation 77
CHAPTER 4 Why Does My Child Refuse Certain Foods? The Sensory Evaluation 103
CHAPTER 5 How Can I Stop the Mealtime Battles and Other Negative Behaviors? The Behavioral Evaluation 143
CHAPTER 6 How Do I Get My Child to Try New Foods? The FoodChaining Solution 177
A Precautionary Care Program for Infants 225
CHAPTER 8 Special Chains for Children with Special Needs 245
Feeding Your Baby and Young Child 321
The FoodChaining Intake Form 329
Glossary 341
References 349
Resources 357
Acknowledgments 363
Index 365

Sample Food Chains 305

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Cheryl Fraker, RD, LD, CLC, is a registered pediatric dietitian and lactation consultant specializing in pediatric feeding disorders. Her articles have appeared in nutrition journals, and she frequently makes presentations and lectures on child eating habits nationwide. She lives in Springfield, Ill.

Mark Fishbein, MD, is a pediatric gastroenterologist, who has written articles published in several medical and nutrition journals. His work with child eating habits has been featured in various media outlets, most recently in the Wall Street Journal. Currently Dr. Fishbein is an associate professor at the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He lives in Springfield, Ill.

Sibyl Cox, RD, LD, CLC, is a pediatric dietician and certified lactation consultant at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She provides nutritional assessment and dietary counseling to parents of children with feeding difficulties. Sibyl is a member of the Capital District Dietetic Association, Illinois Dietetic Association, American Dietetic Association and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. She lives in Chatham, Ill.

Laura Walbert, CCC-SLP, is a pediatric speech pathologist, lactation consultant, and pediatric oral feeding specialist with the Pediatric Rehabilitation division of St. John's Hospital. She has appeared all over the US and Canada to present treatment methods for children with feeding disorders. She lives in Sherman, Ill.

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