Enhancing Food Tolerance and Acceptance
Appropriate for Most Children ages 6-10 years
Caregiver and Child will:
Learn to have positive experiences with food
Learn mealtime routines and cues to eating
Decrease resistance to touching, tasting, smelling and swallowing food
Increase the foods they try
Increase the volume of foods they eat
Becoming a Food Scientist is a feeding program for school-aged children struggling to eat a well-rounded food diet. The child may be experiencing difficulties or stress during mealtimes which is limiting their growth and development.
The feeding programs at Integration Station follow the SOS Approach to Feeding, an internationally recognized approach for assessing and treating children with feeding difficulties. When participating in the feeding program, children will expand the their acceptance of undesired foods by integrating sensory, oral motor, fine motor, and learning factors.
Children will gain greater understanding of why their bodies require certain foods and the importance of a balanced diet for successful participation in play and learning. They will identify food characteristics while engaging with foods such as smell, taste, color, and feel.
The interactive Becoming a Food Scientist program is structured to provide a creative, fun, and safe environment for children while promoting expansion of food acceptance. Following each session, the child and caregivers will be given strategies and enjoyable activities to carryout at home. Participation by caregivers using the SOS Approach to Feeding is needed to enhance child’s success.
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A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is required at time registration to secure your child’s spot.
All fees are due by the first day of camp.